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’s database.

This tool provide you informations on the last day jobs status, medias and pool usage, catalog size usage, etc. All features are described in the Features page.

The main advantages of this tool 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 with a valid database connection)
  • 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, you’re in the wrong place (for the moment). Maybe have a look on bweb, webacula or the bacula’s webmin plugin.

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.


Bacula-Web source code (PHP, CSS, html, etc…) and documentation are licensed under the GNU General Public License version 2.

They are free (free as a penguin) and will always be ….

Before using this software, you have to agree the full text of the GNU GPL version 2 for details.

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 3.6.x

Your web browser must have Javascript enabled


Bacula-Web is translated in 7 languages (english by default)

  • Swedish
  • Spanish
  • German
  • Italian
  • French
  • Portuguese Brazil
  • Dutch

If you would like to contribute to a new language or by updating one, have a look on the Translations of the documentation.

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).

For my point of view, bacula is the best open source backup software I ever used (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