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Bacula is an open source enterprise-level computer backup system. Systems administrators use Bacula for managing backups, recovery, and verification of computer data across a network of different computers and systems. It runs on Linux, UNIX, Windows, and macOS. It is written in C and C++ programming languages. Its initial release was in 2000 and uses the GNU Affero General Public License version 3.

Build Your Advanced Backup System with Bacula – Benefit from enterprise-ready open source backup software


Since early 2000, Kern Sibbald has been leading the Open Source community in the development of the Bacula project, which over recent years has built up a strong reputation as a true enterprise-ready backup solution. In 2009, Bacula Systems SA was formed in order to provide full professional support services to the enterprise and via its network of Bacula Partners.


  • Open Source – Bacula is a set of Open Source, computer programs that permit you (or the system administrator) to manage backup, recovery, and verification of computer data across a network of computers of different kinds.
  • Enterprise Ready – Bacula is relatively easy to use and very efficient, while offering many advanced storage management features that make it easy to find and recover lost or damaged files.
  • Chosen by Millions – According to Source Forge statistics (rank and downloads), Bacula is by far the most popular Open Source backup program. It has 2,5 million downloads and thousands of contributors worldwide.


This Bacula Systems Bacula Enterprise Overview video is helpful for the community edition as well which you can get at Source Forge.



Next Open Source Tuesday will feature the GParted project.