#backups Articles


Bacula pruning

After 18 months of using Bacula and sending copies of my data to the cloud (in this case, cloud I operate in another location) using an S3-compatible storage mechanism, I noticed I had a lot of data sitting around on my current server for backups. When I set out to …

Rclone to the rescue

Back in September of last year, I wrote in Bacula: 6 months on that cloud backups required part.0 in order to be recognized for automatic part retrieval. While this was mostly accurate, the critical file is actually part.1. As such, when referencing my own blog post when trimming …

Bacula Restore Testing

Originally this was going to contain a brief Bacula, 6 months on section at the start. Of course, that became much too detailed, so I split them up, however I would encourage you to read it. Restore Testing Backup is the most obvious part of doing backups. Almost everyone's aware …

Bacula 6 months on

It's been about six months since I originally wrote Welcome Bacula, describing our transition to Bacula from our previous solution (and a bit of history even before that). If you haven't read it, it might be worth a read. Although not quite 6 months since I wrote the first piece …

Welcome Bacula

I wasn't originally going to write this up on the blog, but considering that we've just finished our transition from our old backup software (BRU, no link) to Bacula community edition and considering that it's World Backup Day, it seemed like it would make sense. As many of you are …