The project story

2004 - 2008

Bacula-Web has been firstly created arround 2004 by Juan Luis Frances.
He made a really fantastic work and provide to the community a very nice tool that provide usefull informations about Bacula backup jobs, pools and volumes.

Then from 2004 to 2008, the  project was maintened by Juan Luis Frances making bug fixes and improvments.

2010 - the project revival

Since November 2010, this project got a new official maintener and a new beginning.

Why reviving this project ?

Since several years, I use Bacula for personal and professional purpose.

Then I was looking for a web based tool which can provide me usefull information about last backup jobs, pools usage, volumes, etc.

My first look were on webacula and bweb which are very good tool to use and features full but they look maybe pretty much not easy to install and configure.
Then, I've found Bacula-Web which at this time, wasn't maintened since few years.

After I've submited some patches to Bacula developpers, I proposed to become the official maintainer of this project. So the project revival started on July 2010.

Roadmap

The project development roadmap is available into the Mantis Bug Tracker tool

Version numbering

Releases prior 6.0.0

Bacula-Web version follow Bacula numbering (see example below)

Release (5.2.13)(-1)

5.2.13 Current Bacula version
-1 Bacula-Web new version

Since release 6.0.0

Why changing release numbering ?

First, to make my developper "life" easier ;)
And to identify clearly which release is major, minor or a maintenance/bug fix release

As of version 6.0.0, each Bacula-Web releases will be composed of three digits (see below)

  • first: major release (major new features)
  • second: minor release (minor new features)
  • third: maintenance and/or bug fix release

For example: Release 6.0.0 (released on November 11th 2013

Major Minor Bugfix
6 0 0

How to contribute

This section need to be completed, but meanwhile, you can drop an email with suggestions, ideas, git format patches to bacula­dev dot dflc dot ch

Others good tools

I know that there's a lot of web based console for administring, monitoring and configuring bacula such as

You will find a complete list of GUI on the Bacula's web site