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

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 Note it replaces version 9.6.4, which was withdrawn due to some incorrect copyrights and some missing image files.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:

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

Bacula Release 9.6.3

This is a minor new release with several new features and a number of bug
fixes. The catalog datbase format remains unchanged from the 9.4.4 release

Note: Release-9.6.0 had a build error when using readline, and Release-9.6.1
had an inappropriate file size for the readline history file, so both releases
have been withdrawn.

Major Baculum New Features:
– SELinux support
– New graph types
– Graphical client status
– Graphical running job status
– Capability to start, stop and restart components

Bacula Release 9.4.4

This is a bug fix release to 9.4.3. It includes some fixes that fix bad data records in Copy/Migration jobs or problems doing restores of Copy/Migration jobs.

– rpm: Fix mysql dependency for bacula-postgresql
– Fix bug 2476 — copy/migration jobs fail when waiting for a new Volume
– Add copy-jobspan-label-wait-test to do_all
– Add two new regression tests submitted by Martin Simmons for bug 2476
– Remove bacula32.def and bacula64.def.
– Add Michael Narigon as author for Mac heap implementation
– Add tests/restart-jobmedia-test to do_all
– Allow to hangup/blowup inside a file for tests
slash – fix suggested by vondi

Bacula Release 9.4.3

This release 9.4.3 is a bug fix release for version 9.4.2. It includes a number of bug fixes and patches.

Baculum: there have been significant additions and changes to Baculum.
If you want a web gui please check it out.

S3 driver: If you are trying to build the S3 drivers, please remember to use the community supplied (from Bacula Enterprise) version of found at:

As usual the binaries that correspond to this release will follow in a week or two.

Bacula Release 9.4.2

We are pleased to announce the release of Bacula version 9.4.2

This is a bug fix release to the prior version (9.4.1). It includes a number of bug fixes and patches. Thanks to the community for your participation.
9 bug reports were closed. In addition this version should fix virtually all the build problems found on FreeBSD.

We recommend that all users upgrade to this release.

If you are trying to build the S3 drivers, please remember to use the community supplied (from Bacula Enterprise) version of found at:

Bacula Release 9.4.1

We are pleased to announce the release of Bacula version 9.4.1

This is a minor bug fix release for 9.4.0. It should fix a few of the warning messages, but not all, on FreeBSD and Solaris. More importantly The ./configure process now properly detects that libs3 is installed on your system. If you do not want to use the Amazon S3 driver, this update is not required.

In addition to this release, I have posted the current source code with patches for libs3 to This package is needed if you wish to build the S3 driver. You may download it from the following location:

Bacula Release 9.4.0

We are pleased to announce the release of Bacula version 9.4.0. This is a major release (currently a Beta release) comprised of more than 13,000 lines of differences since version 9.2.2. It has updates to Baculum and small number of bug fixes and back ports from Bacula Systems Enterprise since version 9.2.2, but primarily it […]

Bacula Release 9.2.2

We are pleased to announce Bacula release version 9.2.2.. This is a minor bug fix release (6,143 lines of diff). The main fixes to this version are: eliminate most messages that are repeatedly printed, eliminate malformed message output, error when compiling without TLS, … Note: if you are running MySQL and have not recently executed src/cats/update_bacula_tables, please do so. It will not change your database version but it will fix some potential MySQL problems (for more detals see the release notes for version 9.2.1).

Bacula Release 9.2.1

We are pleased to announce the minor bug and refactoring release version 9.2.1.

This is a bug fix release. It also contains some refactoring. That said,
there are 10,909 lines of diff between release 9.2.0 and this release.

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.