How to Install Bacula on CentOS 7


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How to Install Bacula on CentOS 7

Bacula is an open-source network backup solution that allows you to manage data backup, recovery, and verification across multiple computers in a network. It provides a flexible and efficient way to protect your valuable data, ensuring its availability in the event of hardware or software failures, accidental deletions, or any other data loss incidents.

Below are the steps to install Bacula on CentOS 7:

sudo yum update
sudo yum install epel-release
sudo yum install bacula-director bacula-storage bacula-console bacula-client
sudo vi /etc/bacula/bacula-dir.conf

Modify the configuration file according to your requirements. This includes defining filesets, schedules, pools, and other backup-related settings. Save and exit the file.

sudo vi /etc/bacula/bacula-sd.conf

Configure the storage device parameters according to your setup. Save and exit the file.

sudo vi /etc/bacula/bacula-fd.conf

You can specify which files and directories to back up on each client machine by modifying this configuration file. Save and exit the file.

sudo systemctl start bacula-director.service
sudo systemctl start bacula-storage.service
sudo systemctl start bacula-fd.service
sudo systemctl enable bacula-director.service
sudo systemctl enable bacula-storage.service
sudo systemctl enable bacula-fd.service
sudo firewall-cmd --permanent --add-port=9101/tcp
sudo firewall-cmd --reload

Open a web browser and enter the following URL:


Follow the on-screen instructions to log in and configure Bacula via the web interface.

  1. Update the system:
  2. Install the EPEL repository:
  3. Install Bacula packages:
  4. Configure the Bacula director:
  5. Configure the Bacula storage device:
  6. Configure the Bacula file daemon:
  7. Start and enable the Bacula services:
  8. Configure the firewall to allow Bacula traffic:
  9. Access the Bacula web interface:

Congratulations! You have successfully installed Bacula on CentOS 7. Now you can effectively manage your backups and ensure the safety of your data.

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