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bacula-dir - Man Page

Bacula Director


bacula-dir [options]


This manual page documents briefly the bacula-dir command.
Bacula's Director Daemon acts as the controller of the network backup system: it is responsible for scheduling and  coordinating backups across the network.


-c file

Specify the configuration file to use.

-d nn

Set debug level to nn.


Print timestamp in debug output.


Send debug messages to the trace file.


Run in foreground (for debugging).

-g group

Set the group/gid to run as.


Print kaboom output (for debugging).


Do not create a PID file.

-r job

Run <job>.


No signals (for debugging).


Test the configuration file and report errors.

-u user

Set the username/uid to run as.


Set verbose mode.


Show version and usage of program.

TCP-Wrappers Configuration

Tcpwrappers looks for the service name of the bacula daemons in hosts.allow , and the service names of these daemons is configured to be different from the binary. The service names are configured to be %hostname%-%component% rather than bacula-dir (As defined in the bacula-dir.conf.in file)

So the hosts.allow entry has to match %hostname%-%component% (servername-dir for example) instead of bacula-%component%

WARNING: This means that if the hosts.allow file has the entry:

bacula-dir: ALL

you will not be able to run bconsole to connect to the local director!

The entry would have to read:

server-dir: ALL

and this will allow the console to connect to the director. (The process running is bacula-dir.)

See Also

bacula-fd(8), bacula-sd(8).


This manual page was written by Jose Luis Tallon <jltallon@adv-solutions.net>.

Referenced By

bacula-fd(8), bacula-sd(8), bacula-tray-monitor(1), bat(1), bconsole(8), bsmtp(1).

28 October 2017 Kern Sibbald Network backup, recovery&verification