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Bacula : Add remote Clients
2020/02/17
 
It's possible to add remote Hosts as backup target Clients.
This example is based on the environment like follows.
+----------------------+          |          +----------------------+
| [   Bacula Server  ] |10.0.0.30 | 10.0.0.51| [   Bacula Client  ] |
|    Bacula Director   +----------+----------+    (Backup Target)   |
|    Bacula Storage    |                     |  Bacula File Daemon  |
|  Bacula File Daemon  |                     |                      |
|       Maria DB       |                     |                      |
+----------------------+                     +----------------------+

[1]
[2] Install File component on new remote Bacula client Host.
[root@node01 ~]#
dnf -y install bacula-client bacula-console
[3] On Bacula Server, if Firewalld is running, allow service.
[root@dlp ~]#
firewall-cmd --add-service=bacula --permanent

success
[root@dlp ~]#
firewall-cmd --reload

success
[4] On Bacula Client, if Firewalld is running, allow service.
[root@node01 ~]#
firewall-cmd --add-service=bacula-client --permanent

success
[root@node01 ~]#
firewall-cmd --reload

success
[5] Configure Bacula Server.
[root@dlp ~]#
vi /etc/bacula/bacula-dir.conf
# add to the end

# define job
JobDefs {
  Name = "Job-node01"
  Type = Backup
  Level = Incremental
  # specify [Name] value in [Client] section
  Client = node01
  # specify [Name] value in [FileSet] section
  FileSet = "Node01 Set"
  Schedule = "WeeklyCycle"
  Storage = File1
  Messages = Standard
  Pool = File
  SpoolAttributes = yes
  Priority = 10
  Write Bootstrap = "/var/spool/bacula/%c.bsr"
}

# define backup job
Job {
  Name = "node01-BackupClient"
  # specify [Name] value in [Client] section
  Client = node01
  # specify [Name] value in [JobDefs] section
  JobDefs = "Job-node01"
}

# define File Set
FileSet {
  Name = "Node01 Set"
  Include {
    Options {
      signature = MD5
      Compression = GZIP
    }
      # backup target directory
      File = /etc
  }
}

# define client
Client {
  Name = node01
  # client hostname or IP address
  Address = node01.srv.world
  FDPort = 9102
  Catalog = MyCatalog
  # password for File daemon
  Password = "password"
  File Retention = 60 days
  Job Retention = 6 months
  AutoPrune = yes
}

[root@dlp ~]#
systemctl restart bacula-dir

[6] Configure Bacula Client.
[root@node01 ~]#
vi /etc/bacula/bacula-fd.conf
Director {
  Name = bacula-dir
  # line 19: password for File daemon
  Password = "password"
}

.....
.....

# line 26: comment out now
#Director {
#  Name = bacula-mon
#  Password = "@@MON_FD_PASSWORD@@"
#  Monitor = yes
#}

[root@node01 ~]#
vi /etc/bacula/bconsole.conf
Director {
  Name = bacula-dir
  DIRport = 9101
  # hostname or IP address of Director daemon
  address = dlp.srv.world
  # password which is set in Director
  Password = "password"
}

[root@node01 ~]#
systemctl enable --now bacula-fd

[7] That's OK.
It's possible to run backup and restore operation on both Server or Client.
For example, run backup and restore on Client Host.
# backup

[root@node01 ~]#
bconsole

Connecting to Director dlp.srv.world:9101
1000 OK: 103 bacula-dir Version: 9.0.6 (20 November 2017)
Enter a period to cancel a command.
*label
Automatically selected Catalog: MyCatalog
Using Catalog "MyCatalog"
The defined Storage resources are:
     1: File1
     2: File2
Select Storage resource (1-2): 1
Enter autochanger drive[0]:
Enter new Volume name: Vol_node01-etc_20200214
Enter slot (0 or Enter for none):
Defined Pools:
     1: Default
     2: File
     3: Scratch
Select the Pool (1-3): 2
Connecting to Storage daemon File1 at dlp.srv.world:9103 ...
Sending label command for Volume "Vol_node01-etc_20200214" Slot 0 ...
3000 OK label. VolBytes=238 VolABytes=0 VolType=1 Volume="Vol_node01-etc_20200214" Device="FileChgr1-Dev1" (/tmp)
Catalog record for Volume "Vol_node01-etc_20200214", Slot 0  successfully created.
Requesting to mount FileChgr1 ...
3906 File device ""FileChgr1-Dev1" (/tmp)" is always mounted.
You have messages.
*run
A job name must be specified.
The defined Job resources are:
     1: BackupClient1
     2: BackupCatalog
     3: RestoreFiles
     4: node01-BackupClient
Select Job resource (1-4): 4
Run Backup job
JobName:  node01-BackupClient
Level:    Incremental
Client:   node01
FileSet:  Node01 Set
Pool:     File (From Job resource)
Storage:  File1 (From Job resource)
When:     2020-02-13 21:20:50
Priority: 10
OK to run? (yes/mod/no): yes
Job queued. JobId=15
*exit

# restore

[root@node01 ~]#
bconsole

Connecting to Director dlp.srv.world:9101
1000 OK: 103 bacula-dir Version: 9.0.6 (20 November 2017)
Enter a period to cancel a command.
*restore
Automatically selected Catalog: MyCatalog
Using Catalog "MyCatalog"

First you select one or more JobIds that contain files
to be restored. You will be presented several methods
of specifying the JobIds. Then you will be allowed to
select which files from those JobIds are to be restored.

To select the JobIds, you have the following choices:
     1: List last 20 Jobs run
     2: List Jobs where a given File is saved
     3: Enter list of comma separated JobIds to select
     4: Enter SQL list command
     5: Select the most recent backup for a client
     6: Select backup for a client before a specified time
     7: Enter a list of files to restore
     8: Enter a list of files to restore before a specified time
     9: Find the JobIds of the most recent backup for a client
    10: Find the JobIds for a backup for a client before a specified time
    11: Enter a list of directories to restore for found JobIds
    12: Select full restore to a specified Job date
    13: Cancel
Select item:  (1-13): 5
Defined Clients:
     1: bacula-fd
     2: node01
Select the Client (1-2): 2
The defined FileSet resources are:
     1: Full Set
     2: Node01 Set
Select FileSet resource (1-2): 2
+-------+-------+----------+-----------+---------------------+------------------+
| JobId | Level | JobFiles | JobBytes  | StartTime           | VolumeName       |
+-------+-------+----------+-----------+---------------------+------------------+
|    12 | F     |      702 | 5,357,084 | 2020-02-13 21:07:10 | Vol-20200214_etc |
+-------+-------+----------+-----------+---------------------+------------------+
You have selected the following JobId: 12

Building directory tree for JobId(s) 12 ...  ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
581 files inserted into the tree.

You are now entering file selection mode where you add (mark) and
remove (unmark) files to be restored. No files are initially added, unless
you used the "all" keyword on the command line.
Enter "done" to leave this mode.

cwd is: /
$ ls
etc/
$ mark etc
702 files marked.
$ done
Bootstrap records written to /var/spool/bacula/bacula-dir.restore.1.bsr

The Job will require the following (*=>InChanger):
   Volume(s)                 Storage(s)                SD Device(s)
===========================================================================

    Vol-20200214_etc          File1                     FileChgr1

Volumes marked with "*" are in the Autochanger.


702 files selected to be restored.

Using Catalog "MyCatalog"
Run Restore job
JobName:         RestoreFiles
Bootstrap:       /var/spool/bacula/bacula-dir.restore.1.bsr
Where:           /tmp/bacula-restores
Replace:         Always
FileSet:         Full Set
Backup Client:   node01
Restore Client:  node01
Storage:         File1
When:            2020-02-13 21:22:33
Catalog:         MyCatalog
Priority:        10
Plugin Options:  *None*
OK to run? (yes/mod/no): yes
Job queued. JobId=16
*exit

[root@node01 ~]#
ll /tmp/bacula-restores/etc

total 1060
-rw-r--r--.  1 root root       16 Oct 12 22:39 adjtime
-rw-r--r--.  1 root root     1518 Sep 10  2018 aliases
drwxr-xr-x.  2 root root      129 Jan 16 09:30 alternatives
-rw-r--r--.  1 root root      541 Nov  9 01:47 anacrontab
drwxr-x---.  4 root root      100 Oct 12 22:40 audit
drwxr-xr-x.  3 root root       46 Nov  9 01:29 authselect
drwxr-xr-x.  2 root root       49 Feb 13 16:58 bacula
.....
.....
# restored
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