Bareos – Backup Archiving REcovery Open Sourced

Bareos (Backup Archiving Recovery Open Sourced) is a reliable, cross-network open source software for backup, archiving and recovery of data for all well-established operating systems.

Bareos is made up of the following five major components or services: Director, Console, File, Storage, and Monitor services. The Bareos Director service is the program that supervises all the backup, restore, verify and archive operations. The Bareos Console service is the program that allows the administrator or user to communicate with the Bareos Director. Currently, the Bareos Console is available in two versions: a text-based console and a QT-based GUI interface. The Bareos File service (also known as the Client program) is the software program that is installed on the machine to be backed up. The Bareos Storage services consist of the software programs that perform the storage and recovery of the file attributes and data to the physical backup media or volumes. The Catalog services are comprised of the software programs responsible for maintaining the file indexes and volume databases for all files backed up.

Bareos backs up all major mediums as well as in your cloud.

Bareos is a fork of Bacula, and has been in development since late 2010.

Features include:

  • Reliable backup and quick restore in case of data loss.
  • Data replication across multiple locations.
  • Encrypted transmission and storage.
  • Support of all common operating systems.
  • Aimed at professional users and therefore fit for use in enterprise environments.
  • High degree of automation, possible inte­gration into heterogeneous environment.
  • Subscription, support and consulting for professional environments.
  • Future-oriented due to continuous development.
  • Highest standard of quality due to the transparent work of the development team
  • Disaster recovery possible even without the use of a backup server.
  • Cloud storage connection. Gluster and Ceph plugins to backup cloud storages.
  • WebUI for administration tasks and restore file browser.
  • Bareos VMware Backup Plugin to backup VMware disk image snapshots online and incremental.
  • LDAP Plugin to backup LDAP directories which allows single object restore and accurate backup.

Support: Documentation, GitHub
Developer: Bareos GmbH & Co. KG
License: AGPL v3


Bareos is written in C++. Learn C++ with our recommended free books and free tutorials.

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