Bacula’s Free Database Backup Software.

A necessary part of ensuring your business’s continuity is the ability to restore your databases from backups. Unfortunately however, it’s not uncommon for IT administrators to do the bare minimum required in terms of backup, and not consider important factors such as viability, integrity, reliability and security. While the topic of database backups might seem […]

Bacula Release 11.0.0 (beta)

We are pleased to announce the release of Bacula version 11.0.0 to both the Bacula website ( and to SourceForge. This is a major new release with many new features and a number of changes. Please take care to test this code carefully before putting it into production. Although the new features have been tested, […]

Bacula Release 9.6.7

We are pleased to announce the release of Bacula version 9.6.7 to both the Bacula website ( and to SourceForge. This is a minor bug fix that corrects among other things the MySQL/MariaDB schemas. This is the last release of the 9.6.x series. 03Dec20 – Restore custom permission of symlink on FreeBSD and MacOS – […]

Bacula’s free Automatic Data backup software

Given that the importance of regular backups for any business is clear, it follows that backing up should be a routine matter. As a consequence, it is likely useful to automate the entire backup process as much as possible. Automatic backups usually consist of a specific data backup model that requires barely any human intervention […]

Bacula’s XenServer Backup Software

Citrix is a complex virtualization management platform that boasts an impressive list of features and functions. As with any virtualization management system, it’s highly recommended to have some sort of backup system in place to have a copy of your data as a safety measure. Fortunately, Citrix XenServer backup solutions also include the capabilities to […]

Proxmox Backup Solutions: types and nuances

Built-in Proxmox backup solutions Backup systems are often considered to be one of the most important parts of the company’s IT infrastructure in general, and for a good reason. The risk of losing or exposing at least some of the company’s data could mean drastic consequences for the majority of companies, no matter their size. […]

Bacula’s Free Incremental Backup Tool.

Before jumping into the discussion about differences between differential and incremental backups, we have to go over their so-called predecessor – the first backup type called “full backup”. Full backup Full backup is probably the most well-known backup level, probably because it is the most straightforward of them all. Full backup creates a copy of […]

Bacula’s Free Backup Software For NAS

Network Attached Storage (NAS) is a sophisticated technology that can be connected either to your home network or to the office network. As with almost any normal storage, NAS is capable of storing all kinds of different files, including photos, videos, music, text documents, and so on. At the same time, NAS is accessible via […]

Bacula’s Free Remote Backup Software

Data backup as a process is (or should be!) a critical part of an organization’s system, making sure that full data recovery is always possible if something happens that results in data loss. There are a plethora of different events and situations that may result in a company losing some or all of its data, […]

Bacula Release 9.6.6

We are pleased to announce the release of Bacula version 9.6.6 to both the Bacula website ( and to SourceForge.

This is a minor bug fix release. Unless there is some new major bug found,this will be the last of the 9.6.x releases. The next release major release (a really big one) is currently scheduled for December. More about this in a subsequent status report …

– baculum: Fix displaying date and time on volume view page
– baculum: Fix #2564 changing volume status to Read-Only
– baculum: Fix saving multicombobox control values
– baculum: Fix multicombobox and multitextbox controls to work with PHP 7.4

About the author

Kern Sibbald

Kern Sibbald designed and wrote most of the Bacula software; he manages Bacula open source project. Kern is a founder of Autodesk where he was development manager for AutoCAD, a highly successful CAD program. He established and was the Technical Director of Autodesk’s European software development center in Neuchatel, Switzerland. Kern holds a bachelors degree in physics from the University of California and a Ph.D. in physics from the University of Maryland.