Install and use Bareos backup solution on Debian 11 with no hassle whatsoever. With Bareos installed on your system, you can manage everything from backup to recovery in a manner you always have wanted to.
In the following article, you’ll learn how to install and use Bareos Backup Solution on Debian 11.
Before you install and use Bareos Backup Solution on Debian 11, it is crucial that you’ve got your system and the corresponding server both ready for the configuration we’re going to make. The best way of doing that is to update the entire setup.
Launch the Terminal using the “Ctrl+Alt+T” key combination.
Run the following command:
$ sudo apt-get update
How to Install and Use Bareos Backup Solution on Debian 11
Now that you’ve got your system ready, it is time to learn how to install and use Bareos Backup Solution. To ensure you an easy-to-digest guide, I’ve sectioned the tutorial into various sections. Read this article all the way through, and you’ll understand what I’m talking about.
Step 1: Adding the Bareos Repository
First things first, get the Bareos repository added to your Debian 11. Doing this will help you install the utility and seamlessly move along with the process.
Export the Distribution
To export the distribution on Debian 11, here is what you’ll need to do:
Adding the Repository
While you have the distribution exported, add the following repository to it:
$ sudo wget -0 /etc/apt/sources.list.d/bareos.list $URL/bareos.list
Import GPG Signing Key
After you’ve added the repository, import the GPG signing key by invoking the
wget command in the following manner:
$ wget -q $URL/Release.key -0- | sudo apt-key add-
Get the Apt Package Updated
Finally, update the apt package, and you’re ready to begin the installation process.
$ sudo apt update
Step 2: Install Bareos Solution on Debian 11
With the required repository added, the installation process of Bareos Solution is going to become very straightforward. Use the
apt-install command in the following manner:
Finalizing the Installation
After invoking the
apt-install command, you’ll come across a screen with the
database-config common file. Employ the same to configure the entire Bareos database. Click on it and choose the PostgreSQL option.
Once done, set the desired PostgreSQL Bareos database password, confirm, and proceed. The installation should conclude by now. Remember, all the configurations will get stored in the
Viewing the Configuration
To view the Bareos configuration, use the ls command in the following manner:
$ ls /etc/bareos/
Step 3: Installing the Bareos Web Interface
The next step is installing the Bareos web interface on your Debian 11 system. Written on Zend (PHP powered) framework, the Bareos web interface brings a super flexible way to manage all the Bareos related operations.
To install the Bareos web interface, invoke the following command:
$ sudo apt install bareos-webui
The command, as mentioned above, not only installs the Bareos web interface but also gets the Apache web server, PHP, alongside its extensions ready on your system. To make sure the changes to your system are successfully applied, reload the Apache daemon real quick.
$ sudo systemctl reload apache 2
Step 4: Starting the Bareos Services
You’re now ready to start the Bareos services. To get the job done, you’ll need to invoke the following three commands:
$ sudo systemctl start bareos-dir
$ sudo systemctl bareos-fd
$ sudo systemctl start bareos-sd
Verifying the Status
Make sure you run the status command to check if all the services are running properly.
$ systemctl status bareos-dir bareos-fd bareos-sd
Step 5: Creating the Bareos Admin User
Creating a dedicated admin user is crucial to accessing the web user interface. The process is simple. Launch the Terminal and run the
$ sudo bconsole
After that, run the
configure add console command and create the admin user by assigning the dedicated profile.
$ configure add console name=[desired name] password =[desired password] profile=webui-admin
Pass the exit command and head your way out of the Bareos console.
Step 6: Disable TLS
To disable TLS, you’ll need to edit the created file. For this part, you need to use an editor (like vim) to configure the concerned file. Once you finally have access to it, look for the ‘TLS Enable’ option and set the corresponding value to ‘
Save the file, then perform a quick service restart before heading to the next step by invoking the following commands:
$ sudo systemctl restart bareos-dr
$ sudo systemctl restart bareos-fd
$ sudo systemctl restart bareos-sd
Step 7: Accessing the Bareos Web Interface
Now that you’ve reached this point, you should now be familiar with the steps on how to install and configure Bareos on Debian 11. Moving forward, I’ll guide you on how to access the Bareos web interface and use it for concluding various tasks.
Access the Web Interface
To access the web interface, use either of the following two URLs:
Setting Up the Interface
As soon as you browse either URLs, you’ll come across the dedicated interface. From there, head over to the offered fields and input all the admin user credentials. Once you’re done, click on the login button.
Step 8: Using the Backup Feature
To take a backup, the first thing that you’ll need to do is navigate to the Jobs option. After that, head over to the Run and set the client. Once done, deal with the required settings and submit the job.
And that’s basically how you can install and use Bareos Backup Solution on Debian 11. The process is pretty simple and definitely won’t take much of your time and effort. Considering you’ve reached this part of the write-up, you already know what I’m talking about.
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