Before installing Bacula-Web on your server, you must ensure that your system fullfill Bacula-Web requirements

  • ssh (root or sudo access) on your server
  • Apache Web server (at least version 2)
  • PHP version >= 5.6 with
    • Gettext support
    • GD library support (used for graphs)
    • TrueType support (optional)
    • PHP PDO and PHP support for MySQL, postgreSQL or SQLite (depend your your Bacula setup)
    • Session support
  • Valid database connection to your Bacula director catalog (each if you have several)
  • supported database backend are MySQL, postgreSQL or SQLite

Using SELinux

To install Bacula-Web with SELinux enforced, please use instructions below

Should you use SELinux on your server ?

My answer is YES, For security purpose, I would strongly encourage people to keep SELinux enabled.

Check if SELinux is enabled

As root, run the command below to check how SELinux is configured on your system

# getenforce

If you get a status


and Bacula-Web doesn’t work, first of all, check Selinux log file

# tail /var/log/audit/audit.log

If you see entries related to Bacula-Web script files ….

type=AVC msg=audit(1418826191.935:69): avc:  denied  { relabelto } for  pid=1595 comm="chcon" name="%%F7^F7F^F7F34188%%header.tpl.php" dev=dm-0 ino=403104 scontext=unconfined_u:unconfined_r:unconfined_t:s0-s0:c0.c1023 tcontext=system_u:object_r:removable_device_t:s0 tclass=file
type=SYSCALL msg=audit(1418826191.935:69): arch=40000003 syscall=227 success=no exit=-13 a0=bfb2700c a1=383629 a2=99b1bd8 a3=28 items=0 ppid=1319 pid=1595 auid=0 uid=0 gid=0 euid=0 suid=0 fsuid=0 egid=0 sgid=0 fsgid=0 tty=pts0 ses=1 comm="chcon" exe="/usr/bin/chcon" subj=unconfined_u:unconfined_r:unconfined_t:s0-s0:c0.c1023 key=(null)

Restore SELinux security context

This command should fix the problem

# restorecon -R -v /var/www/html/bacula-web

For users using Centos/Red Hat version 7, use the command below to set the right security context on the cache folder

# chcon -R -t httpd_sys_rw_content_t /var/www/html/bacula-web/application/view/cache


If you need more information about SELinux and security, use the links below