11 April, 2019

Bareos-sd : could not open FileStorage

A simple issue, but can be tricky nevertheless ! bareos-sd JobId 265: Warning: stored/mount.cc:270 Open device “FileStorage3” (/storage/block1) Volume “Full-0015” failed: ERR=stored/dev.cc:731 Could not open: /storage/block1/Full-0015, ERR=No such file or directory While experimenting I had made the owner of /storage/block1 different from the Bareos user; This resulted in the storage deamon (bareos-sd) not able to […]

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03 April, 2019

Concurrent Jobs in Bareos with disk storage

Surprisingly perhaps for newbies such as myself; Bareos will only start one backup job at once; meaning if you got 100 clients, there will be a serieus delay between the first and last job. So why is this happening ? Bareos is a fork off Bacula and this was originally developed for the use of […]

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26 March, 2019

Creating a Windows Fileset for Bareos

Bareos uses FileSets to decide what to backup and what not to backup. While the documentation is extensive, the approach is mostly include everything and exclude parts (include all, exclude after).  While this is the way average people want to backup. If you work around non-IT minded people, you know that they will store EVERYTHING, […]

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21 March, 2019

Change default storage location for Bareos

By default the device used by Bareos for data archival/storage is FileStorage. Meaning data stored is stored in images on spinning disks in the file structure: /var/lib/bareos/storage While this might be a good place for you, its tricky with this location is in root … (full root and whatnot) You can change this in : […]

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20 March, 2019

Create ZFS Raidz2 pool

zfs on linux

06 February, 2019

Understanding ZFS : Checksum

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