About Bacula-Web

Bacula-Web is a php web based tool that provide you a summarized view of jobs, pools and volumes. Its obtain his information from your bacula catalog database.

This tool provide you informations on the last day jobs status, medias and pool usage, catalog size usage, and even more …

All features are described in the Features page.

The main advantages of Bacula-Web are

  • it’s web based, so you can reach it simply through your preferred browser from anywhere
  • it’s easy to install (you just need a LAMP server and a valid connection to your Bacula catalog)
  • it contain a lot of information into a single page (have a look on your last jobs for example)

and what’s not ?

If you’re looking for a tool able to manage Bacula like bat, Bacula-Web might not the right tool (yet).

I’d advise to have a look on Bweb, baculum, BAT or Bacula Webmin plugin instead.

The project history

Bacula-Web was originaly created and developed by Juan-Luis Frances. He made a very nice work.

Since the end of 2010, I was officialy designed the official maintener by Kern S. and Eric B. for this project.

Project timeline

2004 - 2008

Bacula-Web has been firstly created arround 2004 by Juan Luis Frances. He made a really fantastic work and provide to the community a very nice tool that provide usefull informations about Bacula backup jobs, pools and volumes.

Then from 2004 to 2008, the project was maintened by Juan Luis Frances making bug fixes and improvments.

2010 - the project revival

Why reviving this project ?

Since November 2010, this project got a new official maintener and a new beginning.

Since several years, I use Bacula for personal and professional purpose.

Then I was looking for a web based tool which can provide me usefull information about last backup jobs, pools usage, volumes, etc.

My first look were on webacula and bweb which are very good tool to use and features full but they look maybe pretty much not easy to install and configure. Then, I’ve found Bacula-Web which at this time, wasn’t maintened since few years.

After I’ve submited some patches to Bacula developpers, I proposed to become the official maintainer of this project. So the project revival started on July 2010.

Third-party tools and libraries

Bacula-Web use the following tools and libraries

Supported browser

Bacula-Web was succesfully tested with

  • Internet Explorer version 7/8
  • Mozilla Firefox (version 54.0.1)
  • Google Chrome (version 59.0.3071.115)

Note

Your web browser must have Javascript enabled

Translations

Bacula-Web language is by default in english, but it’s also translated in not less than 15 languages

  • Belarusian
  • Catalan
  • Chinese
  • Dutch
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Norwegian
  • Polish
  • Portuguese Brazil
  • Russian
  • Spanish
  • Swedish

I would like to say thank you very much to all people involved in Bacula-Web translations. You’re all doing a fantastic job !!!

Important

If you want to contribute in maintaining translations for a language or add a new one, have a look at the Translations chapter

About Bacula

Bacula is a set of Open Source, enterprise ready, computer programs that permit you (or the system administrator) to manage backup, recovery, and verification of computer data across a network of computers of different kinds. Bacula 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. In technical terms, it is an Open Source, enterprise ready, network based backup program (source www.bacula.org).

IMHO, Bacula is a great open source backup tool (for professional and private purpose)

About myself

I’ve discovered Linux with Slackware maybe around 1995 ( I know, I’m an old guy). Since this time, I had some experiences with

  • Enterprise oriented linux distros
  • Database such as MySQL, postGreSQL, Oracle, etc…
  • Backup solution (both proprietary and open source solutions)
  • Security skills
  • Networking skills
  • Programming (Javascript, PHP, C++, Pascal, bash, perl, etc.)

And many more stuff that I’ll not describe there (it’s not a resume, it’s just a simple presentation about myself ;)

My preferred Linux distros is Gentoo and I use Centos for labs, development and testing

Others good tools

There are a lot of tool which can help you administering, monitoring and configuring Bacula like

You can find a complete list of GUI on the Bacula’s web site