Technical Blog

General Availability of Bacula Enterprise 12.8.2

Bacula Systems is pleased to announce the release of its new major version of Bacula Enterprise. Bacula already has just about the broadest set of capabilities available in the industry today, and this release expands its rich capabilities even more. Just some of the many new features are listed below. Enjoy, and please make sure…

New 2.2.6 LinuxBMR version available

We are pleased to announce a new 2.2.6 LinuxBMR version available to our customers. In the last recent version of LinuxBMR, we improved the support of more drivers, new operating system like Suse Linux Enterprise, SELinux specific options and more. Please contact your Bacula Systems’ Support Team for the latest version.

FreeIPA Support with the Bacula Enterprise LDAP/Microsoft AD plugin

The Bacula Enterprise MSAD/LDAP plugin now supports FreeIPA!  FreeIPA is the upstream open-source project for Red Hat Identity Management ( This development underlines Bacula Systems’ eagerness to continue working hard to help its customers in supporting the various chosen solutions they have running in their infrastructure. More to come!

Your Health!

One ‘secret’ some may not know about is that Bacula community users with medium/large deployments can take advantage of a free ‘Health Check’ service. This is a really nice “medical check up”exercise that nearly always provides useful information to the Administrator on how to improve use of, or get more out of Bacula. This check…

Automatic TLS Encryption

Bacula and Bacula Enterprise backup and restore software is known in the IT industry for being very sensitive to communication and data encryption. It is largely used in companies with high level security policies. Since the introduction of Bacula Enterprise 12.0 and Bacula 11.0, it comes enabled by default with TLS communication encryption. All daemons…

Bacula Daily Job Summary Email report

By default, Bacula is configured to send an email report for every Job that runs (Backup, Restore, Copy, Migration, Admin, Verify). The subject of each email indicates the status of the Job (OK, OK — with warnings, Failed, etc), but if you manage a large Bacula infrastructure, and you are running 2,000, 3,000, or more…

File Systems Snapshot capabilities

Both Bacula Community and Enterprise Editions offer file system snapshot features for the file systems that support snapshot, like LVM, ZFS and BTRFS. The snapshots created by the file system tool will be mounted and files will be backed up from this mount point. In the FileSet resource you can use the “Enable Snapshot =yes”…

Bacula Ansible integration with Ansible Galaxy

Bacula Enterprise is proud to offer a fully integrated solution with Ansible in order to deploy Bacula Enterprise and very soon Bacula Community components. Ansible Collections are a new and flexible standard to distribute content like playbooks and roles. This new format helps to easily distribute and automate your environment. These pre-packaged collections can also…

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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.