Initial impressions of bareos



  • They do have a repository setup for most popular distributions. Installing from the CentOS repo now. Initial look at the documentation is that it doesn't look nice, but everything seems to be included. I'll see how easily this file level backup software is to use.



  • They even have a windows version.



  • https://github.com/bareos/bareos-webui/blob/bareos-15.2/doc/INSTALL.md

    Install docs for the current stable release in the CentOS7 repository.



  • Does Bareos have any support for things like Exchange, SQL Server or other applications?



  • @scottalanmiller said in Initial impressions of bareos:

    Does Bareos have any support for things like Exchange, SQL Server or other applications?

    Looks like just vmware from the package list alone. I have a hard time believing it can't backup it's own configuration in Mariadb or Postgres tho.



  • @travisdh1 said in Initial impressions of bareos:

    @scottalanmiller said in Initial impressions of bareos:

    Does Bareos have any support for things like Exchange, SQL Server or other applications?

    Looks like just vmware from the package list alone. I have a hard time believing it can't backup it's own configuration in Mariadb or Postgres tho.

    VMware isn't one of those kinds of things 🙂 But I did see that they were working on a VMware plugin.



  • @scottalanmiller said in Initial impressions of bareos:

    @travisdh1 said in Initial impressions of bareos:

    @scottalanmiller said in Initial impressions of bareos:

    Does Bareos have any support for things like Exchange, SQL Server or other applications?

    Looks like just vmware from the package list alone. I have a hard time believing it can't backup it's own configuration in Mariadb or Postgres tho.

    VMware isn't one of those kinds of things 🙂 But I did see that they were working on a VMware plugin.

    Yep, but it's the only thing I noticed in the package list. Just sat back down to look at actual use now that it's installed.

    [[email protected] bareos]# yum search bareos
    Loaded plugins: fastestmirror
    Loading mirror speeds from cached hostfile
     * base: mirror.es.its.nyu.edu
     * epel: mirror.cs.princeton.edu
     * extras: centos.mirrors.tds.net
     * updates: centos.mirror.nac.net
    ================================== N/S matched: bareos    ==========================
    bareos-bat.x86_64 : Bareos Admin Tool (GUI)
    bareos-bconsole.x86_64 : Bareos administration console (CLI)
    bareos-client.x86_64 : Bareos client Meta-All-In-One package
    bareos-common.x86_64 : Common files, required by multiple Bareos packages
    bareos-database-tools.x86_64 : Bareos CLI tools with database dependencies
                                 : (bareos-dbcheck, bscan)
    bareos-debuginfo.x86_64 : Debug information for package bareos
    bareos-director.x86_64 : Bareos Director daemon
    bareos-director-python-plugin.x86_64 : Python plugin for Bareos Director daemon
    bareos-filedaemon.x86_64 : Bareos File daemon (backup and restore client)
    bareos-filedaemon-ceph-plugin.x86_64 : CEPH plugin for Bareos File daemon
    bareos-filedaemon-glusterfs-plugin.x86_64 : GlusterFS plugin for Bareos File daemon
    bareos-filedaemon-ldap-python-plugin.x86_64 : LDAP Python plugin for Bareos File daemon
    bareos-filedaemon-python-plugin.x86_64 : Python plugin for Bareos File daemon
    bareos-storage.x86_64 : Bareos Storage daemon
    bareos-storage-ceph.x86_64 : CEPH support for the Bareos Storage daemon
    bareos-storage-fifo.x86_64 : FIFO support for the Bareos Storage backend
    bareos-storage-glusterfs.x86_64 : GlusterFS support for the Bareos Storage daemon
    bareos-storage-python-plugin.x86_64 : Python plugin for Bareos Storage daemon
    bareos-storage-tape.x86_64 : Tape support for the Bareos Storage daemon
    bareos-tools.x86_64 : Bareos CLI tools (bcopy, bextract, bls, bregex, bwild)
    bareos-traymonitor.x86_64 : Bareos Tray Monitor (QT)
    bareos-vadp-dumper-debuginfo.x86_64 : Debug information for package bareos-vadp-dumper
    bareos-vmware-plugin.x86_64 : Bareos VMware plugin
    bareos-vmware-plugin-debuginfo.x86_64 : Debug information for package bareos-vmware-plugin
    bareos-vmware-vix-disklib-debuginfo.x86_64 : Debug information for package
                                               : bareos-vmware-vix-disklib
    bareos-webui.noarch : Bareos Web User Interface
    bareos.x86_64 : Backup Archiving REcovery Open Sourced - metapackage
    bareos-database-common.x86_64 : Generic abstraction libs and files to connect to a
                                  : database
    bareos-database-mysql.x86_64 : Libs & tools for mysql catalog
    bareos-database-postgresql.x86_64 : Libs & tools for postgresql catalog
    bareos-database-sqlite3.x86_64 : Libs & tools for sqlite3 catalog
    bareos-devel.x86_64 : Devel headers
    bareos-vadp-dumper.x86_64 : VADP Dumper - vStorage APIs for Data Protection Dumper program
    bareos-vmware-vix-disklib.x86_64 : VMware vix disklib distributable libraries


  • @travisdh1 Oh I saw them pushing it on the website.



  • From what I read, it can backup its self.



  • I've got it installed, and backing itself up, but the first client system is throwing errors on me. Firewall ports are open and services running according to the guide here. It'll be this afternoon before I can get around to looking at the error logs.


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