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Kern Sibbald Wins 2014 CH Open Source Award

Kern Sibbald Wins the 2014 CH Open Source Award Leading prize “Champions in Open Source” awarded to Kern Sibbald for his achievements with Bacula, Bacula Systems and Open Source October 10, 2014, Yverdon les Bains, Switzerland: – Bacula Systems’ CTO and Chairman, Dr. Kern Sibbald has won the 2014 CH Open Source award for his […]

Training Session Admin I 28th, 29th and 30th of October 2014

Please be informed that Bacula Systems is organizing its next Admin I training session 28th, 29th and 30th of October, in Yverdon-les-Bains, Switzerland. The Administrator I Training Course is designed to help new or existing administrators of Bacula acquire the knowledge they need to install, configure and operate the solution in a production environment quickly […]

Why Forking is Bad

I have always felt that forking an open source project is mostly a waste of energy because for the most part you get 1, 1 rather than 1+1, in other words the synergy of working together is lost by forking. Secondly forking divides the community.  Today, there are a lot of advocates of forking, and […]

Bacula Status Report 30 August 2014

I would like to bring you up to date on the following items: 1. Bacula Release Status 2. Windows Binaries 3. Bacula Enterprise 4. Vacation 1. Bacula Release Status As you probably are aware, the current version of Bacula is 7.0.5, which appears to be quite stable.  I have seen a few reports of seg […]

Release 7.0.5

This is a bug fix release to version 7.0.4.   Since it fixes several major problems, we recommend that everyone upgrade to this version. As usual, the source code has been uploaded to the Bacula project of Source Forge.          http://sourceforge.net/projects/bacula 28Jul14 – Fix #547 by adding .schedule command – Update AUTHORS – Fix bug #2079 […]

All Project Forks Are Not Bad

In general, I believe that project forks are not good. I wouldn’t really say that forks are bad, but they do tend to duplicate effort and split the community. They certainly are justified if the particular project is stalled or is not willing to meet the needs of a community or if the new project […]

Release 7.0.4

This is a bug fix release to version 7.0.3.  We recommend that everyone upgrade to this version. As usual, the source code has been uploaded to the Bacula project of Source Forge.          http://sourceforge.net/projects/bacula The main fixes are to make copy/migration to a second SD work, and to cleanup some of the inconsistencies in the […]

Release 7.0.3

This is a bug fix release to version 7.0.2. We recommend that everyone using version 7.0.2 upgrade to this version.  As usual, the source code has been uploaded to the Bacula project of Source Forge. http://sourceforge.net/projects/bacula Major points: There are a number of bug fixes, some of them very important. In addition we have worked […]

Release 7.0.2

We have released Bacula version 7.0.2 to Source Forge. This is a minor bug fix since version 7.0.1, but it does have one significant bug fix.   If you use shell expansion characters in any of your configuration files, we recommend that you download and install this version.  Otherwise if you have already installed version 7.0.0 […]

Release 7.0.0

We have released version 7.0.0 to Source Forge. Please be aware that this is a major new version and thus please test it carefully before putting it into production. Since there are so many changes (mostly backports from the Enterprise version), I expect to have a few problems even though we have done very heavy […]

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.