Bareos

From ArchWiki

Bareos (Backup Archiving Recovery Open Sourced) is a backup software, originally forked from the Bacula project. It is network-based, multi-client and very flexible with an architecture oriented towards scalability. Thus the learning curve might be considered somewhat steep. The project is backed by the commercial company Bareos GmbH & Co. KG, based in Germany.

The open-source project site is located at https://www.bareos.com/, the source code is hosted on Github https://github.com/bareos/

Installation

There is a group of packages in AUR that will install the software, but there is some minor manual labour necessary to make it run. It is recommended to use Bareos with PostgreSQL, since use with MariaDB/MySQL was deprecated with version 19.0.

Install the requirements first:

Install the packages from Arch User Repository:

Configuration

Pre-Configuration

Minimal configuration for Apache HTTP Server and PHP:

  • Follow the steps described in Apache HTTP Server#Using libphp
  • You will also need to enable the rewrite module, to do this, modify /etc/httpd/conf/httpd.conf and uncomment:
LoadModule rewrite_module modules/mod_rewrite.so

To use PHP7, you also need to make the following fixes:

# PHP7
#LoadModule mpm_event_module modules/mod_mpm_event.so
LoadModule mpm_prefork_module modules/mod_mpm_prefork.so

LoadModule php7_module modules/libphp7.so
Include conf/extra/php7_module.conf

# bareos-webui
Include conf/extra/bareos-webui.conf
  • Then enable the postgresql extension in PHP as listed in PHP#PostgreSQL
  • And enable the gettext extension in PHP

Fixes in /etc/php7/php.ini:

open_basedir = /usr/share/bareos-webui/:/etc/bareos-webui/ 
extension=gettext
extension=pgsql

Minimal configuration for PostgreSQL

Make sure both httpd.service and postgresql.service are enabled and started

Initial setup

These steps mostly follow the Instructions from docs.bareos.org, and include some Arch-specifics.

  • Setup the Bareos database
$ /usr/lib/bareos/scripts/create_bareos_database 
$ /usr/lib/bareos/scripts/make_bareos_tables
$ /usr/lib/bareos/scripts/grant_bareos_privileges
  • Copy default configuration files to the /etc/bareos/ directory
# cp -r /usr/share/bareos/config/* /etc/bareos/
# chown -R bareos:bareos /etc/bareos
  • Set the correct DB driver in the catalog configuration file
/etc/bareos/bareos-dir.d/catalog/MyCatalog.conf
dbdriver = "postgresql"
  • Now enable/start bareos-dir.service, bareos-sd.service and bareos-fd.service

Configure Web-UI

Add a user for the webui

  • to start the interactive management shell, run:
$ bconsole
  • inside the shell, you get a * as prompt, where you can enter the following commands:
*reload
*configure add console name=admin password=password profile=webui-admin tlsenable=false
*quit

Setup Apache

  • we need to fix a path in two lines:
/etc/httpd/conf.d/extra/bareos-webui.conf
Alias /bareos-webui  /usr/share/webapps/bareos-webui/public
# ...
<Directory /usr/share/webapps/bareos-webui/public>
  • in the file /etc/httpd/conf/httpd.conf add the line:
Include conf.d/extra/bareos-webui.conf

Now you can now login to Bareos Webui at http://localhost/bareos-webui/ and login using the account you just created with bconsole.