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BAREOS(8)		    System Manager's Manual		     BAREOS(8)

       Bareos -	Backup Archiving REcovery Open Sourced

       bareos-dir - Director
       bareos-fd - File	daemon or Client
       bareos-sd - Storage daemon
       bconsole	- Console to control Bareos

       Bareos  is  a  set of computer programs that permits you	(or the	system
       administrator) to manage	backup,	recovery, and verification of computer
       data  across  a	network	of computers of	different kinds.  In technical
       terms, it is a network Client/Server based backup program.   Bareos  is
       relatively  easy	 to  use  and  efficient, while	offering many advanced
       storage management features that	make it	easy to	find and recover  lost
       or  damaged  files.  Due	to its modular design, Bareos is scalable from
       small single computer systems to	systems	consisting of hundreds of com-
       puters located over a large network.

       Bareos Director service consists	of the program that supervises all the
       backup, restore,	verify and archive operations.	The system administra-
       tor  uses the Bareos Director to	schedule backups and to	recover	files.
       The Director runs as a daemon or	a service (i.e.	in the background).

       Bareos Console services is the program that allows the administrator or
       user to communicate with	the Bareos Director.

       Bareos  File  services (or Client program) is the software program that
       is installed on the machine to be backed	up.  It	is specific to the op-
       erating	system	on  which it runs and is responsible for providing the
       file attributes and data	when requested by the Director.	 The File ser-
       vices  are  also	 responsible  for  the	file  system dependent part of
       restoring the file attributes and data  during  a  recovery  operation.
       This  program  runs  as a daemon	on the machine to be backed up,	and in
       some of the documentation, the File daemon is referred to as the	Client
       (for example in Bareos's	configuration file).

       Bareos  Storage	services consist of the	software programs that perform
       the storage and recovery	of the file attributes and data	to the	physi-
       cal backup media	or volumes.  In	other words, the Storage daemon	is re-
       sponsible for reading and writing your tapes (or	other  storage	media,
       e.g.   files).	The  Storage  services runs as a daemon	on the machine
       that has	the backup device.

       Catalog services	are comprised of the software programs responsible for
       maintaining  the	file indexes and volume	databases for all files	backed
       up.  The	Catalog	services permit	the System Administrator  or  user  to
       quickly locate and restore any desired file.  The Catalog services sets
       Bareos apart from simple	backup programs	like tar and bru, because  the
       catalog	maintains  a record of all Volumes used, all Jobs run, and all
       Files saved, permitting efficient restoration  and  Volume  management.
       Bareos supports multiple	databases (e.g.	MySQL, PostgreSQL, ...).

       Each  daemon  has its own configuration file which must be tailored for
       each particular installation.  Please see  the  HTML/PDF	 documentation
       for the details.


       See <>

       Kern Sibbald

       An enormous list	of past	and former persons who have devoted their time
       and energy to this project -- thanks. See the AUTHORS file in the  main
       Bareos source directory.

       Bareos  is  distributed under a modified	AGPL version 3.0, as described
       in the file LICENSE included with the source distribution.

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