bacula-dir - Bacula Director
This manual page documents briefly the bacula-dir command.
Bacula’s Director Daemon acts as the controller of the network backup
system: it is responsible for scheduling and coordinating backups
across the network.
Specify the configuration file to use.
-d nn Set debug level to nn.
-dt Print timestamp in debug output.
-f Run in foreground (for debugging).
Set the group/gid to run as.
-r job Run <job>.
-s No signals (for debugging).
-t Test the configuration file and report errors.
Set the username/uid to run as.
-v Set verbose mode.
-? Show version and usage of program.
Tcpwrappers looks for the service name of the bacula daemons in
hosts.allow , and the service names of these daemons is configured to
be different from the binary. The service names are configured to be
%hostname%-%component% rather than bacula-dir (As defined in the
So the hosts.allow entry has to match %hostname%-%component%
(servername-dir for example) instead of bacula-%component%
WARNING: This means that if the hosts.allow file has the entry:
you will not be able to run bconsole to connect to the local director!
The entry would have to read:
and this will allow the console to connect to the director. (The
process running is bacula-dir.)
This manual page was written by Jose Luis Tallon