Features

Overview

Install once, monitor several directors

You just need to Install Bacula-Web once, then monitor as much Bacula directors you have.

Bacula-Web give you the ability to keep an eye on all your Bacula directors from a single point. Install it on a dedicated server and manage all your Bacula instances

Keep an eye on Bacula events and ressources

Bacula-Web Dashboard provide an overall overview of your Bacula jobs, Volumes, Pools, Catalog statistics, Amount of Bytes/Filles protected by Bacula, etc..

You can choose within predefined period like last 24 hours, last week, last month or since beginning of time period.

Bacula-Web in your language

Bacula-Web have been translated in several languages like French, German, Polish, etc.

Translations are a work in progress, if you want to contribute, please read the “How to contribute to Translations” page

Jobs report page

The jobs report page show you last 150 Bacula jobs with several ordering and filtering options. Another useful option allow you to see logs for each job in the report page

Client backup report

Client backup report provide you for each Bacula client the details below

  • client os, client architecture, client version
  • display last known completed backup job
  • last x days stored bytes and files graphs

Backup job report

Backup job report display useful information about Bacula jobs like

  • last completed jobs
  • last x days stored bytes and files graphs

Pools and volumes

Pools and volumes provide you a list of all Bacula pools and assigned volumes with details like volume name, Bytes, Media type, expiration date, last written date, status

Directors

The directors report display basic information about all Bacula catalog you have configured

Test page

Test page give you some useful informations about your Bacula-Web installation and configuration

Features list

Dashboard

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Bacula-Web Dashboard provide a lot of informations about your Bacula infrastructure

  • Last period job status (display backup jobs status for the current period)
  • Jobs status, transfered files / bytes for the current period
  • Stored bytes graph (last 7 days)
  • Stored files graph (last 7 days)
  • Pools and volumes usage graph
  • Last used volumes (display last 10 used volumes for backup jobs)
  • Client jobs total (backup and restore jobs statistics)
  • Weekly jobs statitics (backup jobs statistics for each doy of the week)
  • Biggest backup jobs

Jobs report

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Jobs report page display last 150 Bacula jobs in a table format.

Jobs report display latest Bacula jobs (backup,copy,restore) in a table format containing useful information like

  • Job status
  • Job ID
  • Client Name
  • Job type
  • Start, end time and elapsed time in a “human” readable format
  • Level of backup jobs (Full, Incremental, Diff)
  • Bytes and Files for backup jobs
  • Speed average for completed backup jobs
  • Compression rate
  • Pool
  • Job logs
  • Jobs can be ordered by job id, job bytes, job files, job name, pool name
  • Jobs can filtered for a specific client or by job status

Job logs

Job logs can be displayed by clicking on the loop icon off each job (screenshot below)

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Filter and options

You can use different filter and ordering options (screenshot below)

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Job logs

The Job logs page display

  • logs for all kind of jobs (backup, restore, copy, etc.) available from Job reports page
  • show time and logs informations (usefull for troubleshooting backup problems)
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Pools

List all configued Bacula pools with informations like

  • Volume count
  • Total bytes

On each pool, you can click on Show volumes button to display all volumes assigned to the pool

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Volumes

List all volumes with details like

  • Volume name
  • Bytes
  • Jobs
  • Media Type
  • Pool
  • Expire
  • Last written
  • Status icon can change based on volume usage (full, append, etc.)
  • Slot If you use a physical autochanger / library, this could be pretty useful :)
  • In changer If you use a physical autochanger / library, you will know if the volume is inside or outside the library

The total of bytes and number of volumes is displayed at the bottom of the page

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Backup jobs report

Display usefull information like last 7 days stored bytes and files

  • last completed jobs
  • last x days stored bytes and files graphs

You can choose different periods such as last

  • week
  • 2 weeks
  • month
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Clients backup report

Show information like

  • Client name
  • Client os
  • Client architecture
  • Client version
  • Last known completed backup job
  • Last x days stored bytes and files graphs

You can choose different periods such as last

  • week
  • 2 weeks
  • month
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Directors

The Bacula director(s) report page display useful details of each Bacula director(s) you have set in the configuration

Bacula director details are

  • Number of client(s)
  • Defined job(s)
  • Total bytes
  • Total files
  • Database size (size of Bacula catalog)
  • Number of volume(s)
  • Volume(s) size (used disk space for all volumes)
  • Number of pools
  • Number of filesets
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Note

This is feature is available since version 8.0.0-RC1

Test page

This is the page you’d use after instaling Bacula-Web for the first time or if you need to make sure that your installation will work as epxected.

The test page do the following check for you

  • PHP - gettext support (uses for translation)
  • PHP - session support (used in the Core php code)
  • PHP - MySQL support
  • PHP - postgreSQL support
  • PHP - sqlite support
  • PHP - PDO support
  • Smarty cache template permissions (required for page rendering purpose)
  • PHP version (version 5.6 at least is supported)
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Known limitations

As of now, Bacula-Web is only a reporting and monitoring tool, it only access your Bacula director (read only) to retrieve informations from Bacula catalog.

I have plan to include more features such as starting, canceling backup or restore jobs for example. This will come in the future but you’ll need to be patient as the whole application code needs to be rewritten.