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


bacula-fd - Bacula's File Daemon


bacula-fd [options]


This manual page documents briefly the bacula command.
Bacula's File Daemon acts as the interface between the Bacula 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.


-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.
Keep readall permission when dropping privileges.
Print kaboom output (for debugging).
Do not create a PID file.
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.


bacula-dir(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