Blog

Bacula’s Free PostgreSQL Backup Software

PostgreSQL is an enterprise-level relational database with open source code that supports JSON and SQL querying. This database management system has been around for more than 24 years and was supported by the vast support of the community for the majority of that time. One of the most popular PostgreSQL use cases is to act […]

Bacula’s Free Oracle Backup Software

The purpose of any backup and recovery strategy is data safety, as well as the ability to restore (and quickly enough) if needed. The same goes for Oracle databases. Creating a backup and recovery system is necessary to protect the contents of Oracle databases. There are a number of tasks that backup administration personnel are […]

Bacula’s Free Exchange Backup Software

While the importance of backing up sensitive and important company’s data is undisputed, Bacula in any case recommends performing backups of your other data types – MS Exchange servers and their contents, for example. This prevents you from losing both the system data and your mailbox’s contents if your Exchange server suddenly encounters some sort […]

Technical Considerations of a KVM Backup Process

KVM backup overview Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM, for short) is a virtualization architecture with an open source code that’s made for Linux distributions. Its main advantages are lower ownership cost, powerful guest isolation capabilities and more flexibility than most, These and other qualities mean a lot of companies are using KVM already or planning to […]

Bacula Community’s Open Source Network Backup Software

Network backup is a way to transmit backup data from the selected device or devices to the backup server via network (Internet). The backup server itself may be either privately owned, or via one of the many cloud backup providers available. Network backup itself is typically a clear necessity to ensure that your organization’s data […]

Bacula’s Free SQL Backup Software

SQL Server is one of the most popular database management systems – if not the most popular one. As with any popular system, there are different solutions to help with SQL database management and/or SQL database backup and restore processes. Any database that might contain important data should be correctly  backed up, and this applies […]

Bacula’s Free Hyper V Backup Software

Among the widespread use of virtual machines, Hyper V is a popular choice. Therefore, with such a wide pool of users, there is a correspondingly wide selection of paid or free Hyper V backup tools that offer backup capabilities, recovery services and a long list of other related features and options. With such a wide […]

Bacula Release 9.6.5

This is a major security and bug fix release. We suggest everyone to upgrade as soon as possible. Note it replaces version 9.6.4, which was withdrawn due to some incorrect copyrights and some missing image files.

One significant improvement is for the AWS S3 cloud driver. First the ode base has been brought much closer to the Enterprise version (still a long ways to go). Second is that the community code now uses the latest version of libs3 as maintained by Bacula Systems. The libs3 code is available as a tar file for Bacula version 9.6.4 at:

www.bacula.org/downloads/libs3-20200523.tar.gz

Version 9.6.5 must be compiled with the above libs3 version or later.

Free Offsite Backup Software from Bacula

Backup (in various types and forms) is one of the most effective ways of protecting a company’s data against data loss or corruption. By preventing such a potentially catastrophic event, a company can avoid losing revenue, reputation and in some cases, bankruptcy. There’s a lot of different classifications of backup types, and one depends mainly […]

Bacula’s Free Tape Backup Software

Even though disk and cloud backups have come a long way and improved a lot over the years, tape backup still remains an important part of the data structure for a lot of companies. Similarly,  there is still a lot of tape drive backup software as well. Most of tape’s advantages as a storage type […]

About the author

Rob Morrison

Rob Morrison started his IT career with Silicon Graphics in Switzerland, which developed into a wide variety of IT management roles for almost 10 years. He has subsequently held various management positions in professional open source companies such as JBoss, Red Hat and Pentaho, contributing to the growth of these well-known companies. He is a graduate of Plymouth University and holds an Digital Media and Communications BSc Honours degree, and completed an Overseas Studies Program.