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Bacula – notes on upgrading to 1.38.5

Today I ran a test upgrade of my Bacula installation. I went from 1.36.3 to 1.38.5. After running the database upgrade script, which creates new columns and a few new tables, I noticed that I needed to set some permissions. grant all on device to group bacula; grant all on device_deviceid_seq to group bacula; grant …

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Changes to the FreeBSD SCSI drive to make it more like Solaris/Linux

I’ve been given a patch to test. It changes the SCSI driver so that it will be slightly more like Linux and Solaris. I’m just documenting the patch process here so we can see what I’m doing, in case something goes wrong. This patch will allow us to open the tape drive, even if there …

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New Bacula projects announced

The Bacula users and developers recently voted on 25 new projects to rank them in order of preference. The top five projects were: Implement data encryption (as opposed to comm encryption) Implement Migration that moves Jobs from one Pool to another. Accurate restoration of renamed/deleted files from Incremental/Differential backups Implement a Bacula GUI/management tool using …

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Dan does Utah!

I’m heading off to Utah at the end of the month. The primary goal is to do some mountain biking in Moab. I’ve been there before but it’s time to go back again. As part of my trip preparation, I contacted the Greater Utah BSD User Group (aka GUBUG. Wouldn’t you know it! They’re having …

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Bacula – your time to donate!

If you use Bacula, now is the time to donate. The project is raising funds to drive an encryption subproject. All funds will be donated to the Electronic Frontier Foundation. The original call for funds is here and here. The status as of today is here (they are just under the 40% mark).

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