How to Install Bacula on Ubuntu 20.04


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Bacula is an open-source network backup solution that allows you to efficiently and securely backup and restore files across a network. It is designed to be flexible and scalable, making it suitable for both small and large organizations.

Here are the steps to install Bacula on Ubuntu 20.04:

sudo apt update
sudo apt upgrade
sudo apt install bacula-director-mysql bacula-common-mysql bacula-database-mysql bacula-console bacula-console-qt bacula-fd bacula-sd
sudo mysql_secure_installation
sudo mysql -u root -p
GRANT ALL PRIVILEGES ON bacula.* TO 'bacula'@'localhost' IDENTIFIED BY 'password';
sudo nano /etc/bacula/bacula-dir.conf

Modify the configuration file according to your needs. At a minimum, you'll need to set the password for the Bacula Director console and specify the MySQL database details.

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

Set the password for the File Daemon according to the configuration in the Director file.

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

Adjust the configuration file as necessary, such as specifying the storage location for backups.

sudo systemctl start bacula-director
sudo systemctl start bacula-fd
sudo systemctl start bacula-sd
sudo systemctl enable bacula-director
sudo systemctl enable bacula-fd
sudo systemctl enable bacula-sd
  1. Update your system:
  2. Install the Bacula packages:
  3. Configure the MySQL database:
  4. Create the Bacula MySQL database and user:
  5. Configure the Bacula Director:
  6. Configure the Bacula File Daemon:
  7. Configure the Bacula Storage Daemon:
  8. Start the Bacula services:
  9. Enable the Bacula services to start on boot:

Congratulations, you have successfully installed and configured Bacula on Ubuntu 20.04! You can now use the Bacula Director console to manage your backups and restore files as needed.

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