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 […]

Major Contributions to Bacula since 2008

Those of you who have been with the Bacula project for some time, will recall that I (Kern) publicly stated that my primary purpose in creating Bacula Systems was to ensure the long-term growth of Bacula (the community version). I also stated that my personal involvement with the community would decrease for several years so […]

Bacula Conference

You are invited to the first International Bacula Users and Partners Conference to be held in Berlin on 21 March 2014 with a dinner offered by Bacula Systems on the evening of 20 March 2014. For more information, please visit the following link:

The Hidden Cost of Creating Open Source Code

Just because it is called open source (or Free Software), that doesn’t mean that it is free, and it doesn’t mean that it didn’t cost anything to develop it.  In particular, I would like to explain what open source means to me and what it has personally cost me, but please permit me to start […]

Bacula Status Report

Hello, I would like to speak to you about the following points: 1. The rumors of the death of Bacula (the Community version) 2. Bacula Systems and the FSFE (Free Software Foundation Europe) 3. The future of Bacula (the Community version) 1. The rumors of the death of Bacula (the Community version): I borrow words […]

We have released Bacula Version 5.2.13 to Source Forge

Version 5.2.13 version has 20 bug fixes since the last release. Some of the bug fixes are important. Important changes since last release: 19 Feb 13 – Fix build/configure problems with bpluginfo.c – Refactor lock_volumes so most lock a vol rather than globally – Add virtualfull-extreme test – Apply patch for chio-changer-openbsd from bug #1984 […]

We have released Bacula Version 5.2.11 to Source Forge

We have released Bacula Version 5.2.11 to Source Forge Version 5.2.11 version is a bug fix release. As always, both the Director and Storage daemon must be upgraded at the same time. Older 5.0.x and 3.0.x File Daemons are compatible with the 5.2.11 Director and Storage daemons. There should be no need to upgrade older […]

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.