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NAME

       Bareos - Backup Archiving REcovery Open Sourced

SYNOPSIS

       bareos-dir - Director
       bareos-fd - File daemon or Client
       bareos-sd - Storage daemon
       bconsole - Console to control Bareos
       wx-console - GUI Console

DESCRIPTION

       Bareos  is  a  set of computer programs that permits you (or the system
       administrator) to manage backup, recovery, and verification of computer
       data  across  a  network of computers of different kinds.  In technical
       terms, it is a network Client/Server based backup program.   Bareos  is
       relatively  easy  to  use  and  efficient, while offering many advanced
       storage management features that make it easy to find and recover  lost
       or  damaged  files.  Due to its modular design, Bareos is scalable from
       small single computer systems to  systems  consisting  of  hundreds  of
       computers located over a large network.

       Bareos Director service consists of the program that supervises all the
       backup,  restore,  verify   and   archive   operations.    The   system
       administrator  uses  the  Bareos  Director  to  schedule backups and to
       recover files.  For more  details  see  the  Director  Services  Daemon
       Design  Document in the Bareos Developer's Guild.  The Director runs as
       a daemon or a service (i.e.  in the background).

       Bareos Console services is the program that allows the administrator or
       user  to  communicate with the Bareos Director (see above).  Currently,
       the Bareos Console  is  available  in  two  versions.   The  first  and
       simplest  is  to  run  the Console program in a shell window (i.e.  TTY
       interface).  Most  system  administrators  will  find  this  completely
       adequate.   The second version is a Qt 4.2 GUI interface named bat that
       has more features than the bconsole program.

       Bareos File services (or Client program) is the software  program  that
       is  installed  on  the  machine to be backed up.  It is specific to the
       operating system on which it runs and is responsible for providing  the
       file  attributes  and  data  when  requested by the Director.  The File
       services are also responsible for the file  system  dependent  part  of
       restoring  the  file  attributes  and data during a recovery operation.
       For more details see the File Services Daemon Design  Document  in  the
       Bareos Developer's Guide.  This program runs as a daemon on the machine
       to be backed up, and in some of the documentation, the File  daemon  is
       referred to as the Client (for example in Bareos's configuration file).
       In addition to Unix/Linux File daemons, there is a Windows File  daemon
       (normally  distributed in binary format).  The Windows File daemon runs
       on all currently known Windows versions (2K, 2003,  XP, and Vista).

       Bareos Storage services consist of the software programs  that  perform
       the  storage  and  recovery  of  the  file  attributes  and data to the
       physical backup media or volumes.  In other words, the  Storage  daemon
       is  responsible  for  reading  and writing your tapes (or other storage
       media, e.g.  files).  For more details see the Storage Services  Daemon
       Design  Document in the Bareos Developer's Guide.  The Storage services
       runs as a daemon on the machine that has the backup device  (usually  a
       tape drive).

       Catalog services are comprised of the software programs responsible for
       maintaining the file indexes and volume databases for all files  backed
       up.   The  Catalog  services permit the System Administrator or user to
       quickly locate and restore any desired file.  The Catalog services sets
       Bareos  apart from simple backup programs like tar and bru, because the
       catalog maintains a record of all Volumes used, all Jobs run,  and  all
       Files  saved,  permitting  efficient restoration and Volume management.
       Bareos currently supports three different databases, MySQL, PostgreSQL,
       and SQLite3, one of which must be chosen when building Bareos.

OPTIONS

       See the HTML/PDF documentation at:
        <http://www.bareos.org>
       for details of the command line options.

CONFIGURATION

       Each  daemon  has its own configuration file which must be tailored for
       each particular installation.  Please see  the  HTML/PDF  documentation
       for the details.

SEE ALSO

       The HTML manual installed on your system (typically found in
       /usr/share/doc/bareos-<version>) or the online manual at:
       <http://www.bareos.org>

BUGS

       See <http://bugs.bareos.org>

AUTHOR

       Kern Sibbald

   Current maintainer
       Kern Sibbald

   Contributors
       An enormous list of past and former persons who have devoted their time
       and energy to this project -- thanks. See the AUTHORS file in the  main
       Bareos source directory.

COPYRIGHT

       Bareos  is  distributed under a modified AGPL version 3.0, as described
       in the file LICENSE included with the source distribution.

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