Brussels / 1 & 2 February 2014


Open Source Backup: from Bacula to Bareos

Forking to develop new features and reanimate the community

Bareos is a reliable network open source software to backup, archive and restore files from all major operating systems. The fork was founded 2010 out of the Bacula project. The fork has been actively developed and many new features have been added. This talk explains the reason for the fork highlights some new features and show community participation options.

Today Bareos comes with LTO hardware encryption, bandwidth limitation and handy new console commands, among other new features. The source is available on Github and is licensed with AGPLv3. There are ready to install repositories for all major Linux distributions and windows installer packages.

Bareos was inspired by the idea to reanimate the Bacula community, in order to pursue development of new capabilities and sustainable ensure it's open source character. Today Bareos is a transparent, high quality open source solution, which is the only one with a comprehensive multi-level support, provided by trained and certified open source professionals.

The presentation will have the following subjects:

  1. Open source evolution: reasons for forking and speed up development
  2. Some new feature highlights, like passive clients to ease backup of DMZ clients, transparent backup replication 'Backup to disk to cloud', hardware encryption.
  3. Stringent open source strategy
  4. How to participate


Philipp Storz