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. 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. 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 […]

Bacula Status Report 26 March 2014

I would like to briefly talk about the following things: 1. Status of Bacula version 7.0.0 2. The Bacula Conference Status of Bacula version 7.0.0: What is completed is the following: Bacula 7.0.0 source release Bacula 7.0.0 new features documentation New Bacula documentation look + fixed links A new open source License for the documentation (Creative […]

Status Report

The new Bacula version 7.0.0 is coming along quite well.  We still need to do compatibility testing to ensure that old FDs are compatible. The new manual is looking nice. Unfortunately it will need to wait another couple months to get the cleanup, but at least the links are now fixed. The only missing piece […]

Status Report 2 March 2014

Hello, There are three main topics for this status report: 1. The Next Bacula Release 2. The Bacula Conference 3. Proposed Source Code License Modification 1. The Next Bacula Release The next Bacula release will be officially announced at the Bacula Conference on the 21st of March, but I want to let you know that […]

Documentation License Change

Hello, As part of the website redesign (still in progress), we have also reworked the Bacula manuals to fix the broken links between the 5 documents as well as to include a new more modern cover page.  Hopefully before the end of March when the next Bacula release is scheduled (it may be deferred into […]

Status Report 07 Feb 2014

Bacula Status report 7 February 2014 First, I would like to thank all of you who have both on and off the Bacula lists sent me very kind emails thanking me and encouraging me. The main purposes of this email are: 1.  Bacula 2 The Bacula Conference 1. Bacula: I know that some of you […]

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.