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BAREOS-SD(8) Backup Archiving REcovery Open Sourced BAREOS-SD(8)


bareos-fd - Bareos's File Daemon


bareos-fd [options]


This manual page documents briefly the bareos command.
Bareos's File Daemon acts as the interface between the Bareos network backup system and the filesystems to be backed up: it is responsible for reading/writing/verifying the files to be backup'd/verified/restored. Network transfer can optionally be compressed.


Enable backup only mode
Specify the configuration file or directory to use.
Set debug level to nn.
Print timestamp in debug output.
Run in foreground (for debugging).
Set the group/gid to run as.
Keep readall permission when dropping privileges.
Print kaboom output (for debugging)
Enable restore only mode
No signals (for debugging).
Test the configuration file and report errors.
Set the username/uid to run as.
Set verbose mode.
Show version and usage of program.


bareos-dir(8), bareos-sd(8).


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

6 December 2009 Kern Sibbald