Bacula

Labelling tapes in bulk – Bacula

This is not a significant post. It is for the record. I received 20 new LTO4 tapes recently. I attached the external labels to them after using https://kelvin.nu/barcode *label barcodes pool=Scratch storage=bacula-sd-02 drive=0 slot=1-7,11-15,17-23,39,47 Connecting to Storage daemon bacula-sd-02 at bacula-sd-02.int.unixathome.org:9103 … 3306 Issuing autochanger “slots” command. Device “bacula-sd-02” has 47 slots. Connecting to Storage …

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The backups have been wrong for about 97 days

I backup my databases daily. They get dumped to a disk file and copied somewhere else. Then they are backed up into a file system. Once a month they get copied to tape. Yesterday I upgraded a PostgreSQL database server, and it went well. Overnight, a backup failed. This is the story of how that …

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Migrating a Dell TL4000 to a new FreeBSD server and attaching it to a jail

I recently migrated a bunch of jails from one server to another. Today I attached the Dell TL4000 tape library. A jail on this server copied Bacula backups from disk to tape. In this post: FreeBSD 12.0 Bacula 9.4.3 Dell R720 Investigation As anticipated, I needed to update the server configuration to cope with changed …

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Oct 4 09:01:24 slocum kernel: pid 1409 (check_bacula), uid 181: exited on signal 11

I’ve been getting these messages in /var/log/messages on slocum for as long as I can remember. Today I found out why those errors are occurring. They are logged on the FreeBSD jail host for a Nagios instance I run. Nagios runs in a jail on that host. I’ve just been ignoring the messages, but today …

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Moving bacula-sd into a FreeBSD jail

In this post: Bacula 7.4 FreeBSD 11.1 py-iocage 0.9.9.2 I recently wrote about Converting a Dell R710 into a ZFS-based FreeBSD 11.1 tape library bacula-sd and then about getting the drives ready. That system, henceforth referred to as the r710 is now ready for the Bacula setup. Last night I created a jail and installed …

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Bacula – ran out of space, moved some volumes to another zpool

I’m using Bacula 9.0.3 for this post, on FreeBSD 10.3 and 11.1. I did not document this as I went along, however, the details should be enough to get you started. NOTE: when I refer to the bacula-sd configuration, I mean the bacula-sd in question, not necessarily on the same server as bacula-dir. This will …

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Bacula – copy to tape by job size

Backups are pretty amazing. The things you can do with them can be both highly entertaining and surprisingly easy. Today, we will venture into the easy part. Yesterday was the first Sunday of the month, which, according to my Bacula installation’s schedule is the day for full backups. Today, now that that is done, is …

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