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       bareos-dir - Bareos Director


       bareos-dir [options]


       This manual page documents briefly the bareos-dir command.
       Bareos's Director Daemon acts as the controller of the network backup system: it is responsible for scheduling and coordinating backups across the network.


       -c file
              Specify the configuration file to use.

       -d nn  Set debug level to nn.

       -dt    Print timestamp in debug output.

       -f     Run in foreground (for debugging).

       -g group
              Set the group/gid to run as.

       -m     Print kaboom output (for debugging)

       -r job Run <job>.

       -s     No signals (for debugging).

       -t     Test the configuration file and report errors.

       -u user
              Set the username/uid to run as.

       -v     Set verbose mode.

       -?     Show version and usage of program.


       Tcpwrappers  looks  for  the  service  name  of  the  bareos  daemons  in  hosts.allow , and the service names of these daemons is configured to be different from the binary.  The service names are configured to be
       %hostname%-%component% rather than bareos-dir (As defined in the file)

       So the hosts.allow entry has to match %hostname%-%component% (servername-dir for example) instead of bareos-%component%

       WARNING: This means that if the hosts.allow file has the entry:

       bareos-dir: ALL

       you will not be able to run bconsole to connect to the local director!

       The entry would have to read:

       server-dir: ALL

       and this will allow the console to connect to the director.  (The process running is bareos-dir.)


       bareos-fd(8), bareos-sd(8).


       This manual page was written by Jose Luis Tallon <>.