It comes by night and sucks the essence from your computers

Today, after some intensive initial beta testing by Jan-Piet I decided to release Bacula 3.0.2 for ReadyNAS NV/NV+/Duo/1100/X6.

For those of you who don’t know Bacula and what it does: The headline says it all. Or to quote the website:

Bacula is a set of Open Source, enterprise ready, computer programs that permit you to manage backup, recovery, and verification of computer data across a network of computers of different kinds. In technical terms, it is an Open Source, enterprise ready, network based backup program.

That said, you should know that’s it’s not a snap to configure, so be sure to read the documentation or at least have a look at the quick walk-through provided by Jan-Piet.


6 thoughts on “It comes by night and sucks the essence from your computers

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  3. Philip Yarra

    I am not clear if this will work on x86 models only, or it will work on the older sparc/infrant models such as the NV+

    The reason for this confusion is that the files are specified as Intel here:

    And listed as being for NVX (and other Pro models, but not NV+) here:

    but Jan-Piet shows a screenshot using this package on an NV+ here: and as far as I know, the NV+ is a sparc model.

    Can you clear this up for me? I’m looking forward to trying out bacula on the ReadyNAS units (just as a storage daemon, with a director on a dedicated server) but I need to know which platforms I should purchase.


  4. Philip Yarra

    Thanks Stefan, that’s great to know. I’m looking to set up a couple of NV+ units as Bacula Storage Daemons (director will live on a dedicated, more powerful machine).

    How difficult is the packaging to do? I might have a go at building a newer version if it’s not too steep a learning curve.

  5. Philip Yarra

    Hi again Stefan,

    I’d really like to get a newer version of bacula-sd running on the ReadyNAS NV+ (ideally, version 5.0.1 to match the packaged version with Ubuntu 10.04)

    I’m reading through the Netgear doco on making a frontview addon, and if I have to start from scratch, I will, but… do you have a pre-made template that I can use? And any words of wisdom? Anything that makes the job easier would be appreciated :-)


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