How to install Bacula on Ubuntu 18.04


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Installing Bacula on Ubuntu 18.04

Bacula is an open-source network backup solution that allows you to manage backup, recovery, and verification of computer data across a network of different computers. It provides features like backup scheduling, data encryption, and data deduplication, making it a reliable and efficient choice for data protection.

To install Bacula on Ubuntu 18.04, you can follow the steps below:

sudo apt update
sudo apt install -y bacula-server bacula-console bacula-director
sudo systemctl start bacula-director
sudo systemctl enable bacula-director
sudo systemctl start bacula-console
sudo systemctl enable bacula-console
  1. Update the system packages:
  2. Install the Bacula packages:
  3. During the installation, you will be prompted to configure Bacula services. Provide the necessary information, such as the Director hostname and password.
  4. After the installation, start the Bacula Director service:
  5. Enable the Bacula Director service to start on boot:
  6. If you want to use the Bacula console for management, start the Bacula Console service:
  7. Enable the Bacula Console service to start on boot:

That's it! Bacula is now installed on your Ubuntu 18.04 system. You can start configuring Bacula to suit your backup needs by editing the relevant configuration files located in the /etc/bacula directory.

Bacula provides additional components like the Bacula File daemon (bacula-fd) for client machines and the Bacula Storage daemon (bacula-sd) for backup storage. You can install and configure these components on other machines as needed to create a complete Bacula backup infrastructure.

For more detailed information on Bacula and its configuration options, you can refer to the official Bacula documentation.

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