bacula-fd - Man Page

Bacula's File Daemon


bacula-fd [options]


This manual page documents briefly the bacula command.
Bacula's File Daemon acts as the interface between the Bacula network backup system and the filesystems to be backed up: it is responsible for reading/writing/verifying the files to be backup'd/verified/restored. Network transfer can optionally be compressed.


-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.


Keep readall permission when dropping privileges.


Print kaboom output (for debugging).


Do not create a PID file.


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.

See Also

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


This manual page was written by Jose Luis Tallon <>.

Referenced By

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

28 October 2017 Kern Sibbald Network backup, recovery & verification