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BACULA-DIR(8) Network backup, recovery&verification BACULA-DIR(8)


bacula-dir - Bacula Director


bacula-dir [options]


This manual page documents briefly the bacula-dir command.
Bacula's Director Daemon acts as the controller of the network backup system: it is responsible for scheduling and coordinating backups across the network.


-c file
Specify the configuration file to use.
-d nn
Set debug level to nn.
Print timestamp in debug output.
Send debug messages to the trace file.
Run in foreground (for debugging).
-g group
Set the group/gid to run as.
Print kaboom output (for debugging).
Do not create a PID file.
-r job
Run <job>.
No signals (for debugging).
Test the configuration file and report errors.
-u user
Set the username/uid to run as.
Set verbose mode.
Show version and usage of program.


Tcpwrappers looks for the service name of the bacula daemons in hosts.allow , and the service names of these daemons is configured to be different from the binary. The service names are configured to be %hostname%-%component% rather than bacula-dir (As defined in the file)

So the hosts.allow entry has to match %hostname%-%component% (servername-dir for example) instead of bacula-%component%

WARNING: This means that if the hosts.allow file has the entry:

bacula-dir: ALL

you will not be able to run bconsole to connect to the local director!

The entry would have to read:

server-dir: ALL

and this will allow the console to connect to the director. (The process running is bacula-dir.)


bacula-fd(8), bacula-sd(8).


This manual page was written by Jose Luis Tallon <>.


This man page document is released under the BSD 2-Clause license.
28 October 2017 Kern Sibbald