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How To Use Bacula on Ubuntu 14.04

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By Mitchell Anicas
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How To Use Bacula on Ubuntu 14.04


This series will show you how implement file backups of your Ubuntu 14.04 servers using Bacula, the popular open-source backup software suite.

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Bacula is an open-source network backup solution that allows you create backups and perform data recovery of your computer systems. In this tutorial, we will show you how to install and configure the server components of Bacula on an Ubuntu 14.04 server.


This tutorial will show you how to set up Bacula to create backups of a remote Ubuntu 14.04 host over a network connection. This involves installing and configuring the Bacula Client software on a remote host, and making some additions to the configuration of an existing Bacula Server.


Bacula-Web is a PHP web application that provides an easy way to view summaries and graphs of completed Bacula jobs. Although it doesn’t allow you to control Bacula in any way, Bacula-Web provides a graphical alternative to viewing jobs from the console. In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Bacula-Web on an Ubuntu 14.04 server that has Bacula software already installed.


This tutorial will show you how to perform a full hot backup of your MySQL or MariaDB databases using Percona XtraBackup on Ubuntu 14.04. The resulting database backup can then be copied to a remote server with a traditional file backup system, like Bacula. The process of restoring the database from a backup is also covered.

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