The most popular and tested Windows client program, bacula, is compatible with production environments. The bacula windows client program allows for backup, verification, and recovery of computer data over a network of computers. The bacula Windows client setup is the easiest. It involves setting up the file daemon or resource for windows clients to be backed-up. Install the bacula Windows client setup from the binaries.

Installation and configuration of the bacula Windows client

The binaries contain a windows.exe file that can be used to run an installation wizard. The installer places the binaries and dlls into the C program. Document files are used to create a Bacula menu item. This is where you can edit the configuration files, display the content, and start the console.

These are the steps for setting up and installing bacula Windows clients:

  1. To ensure correct installation, the user must first log in to the local machine as an administrator. Running bacula can be made more difficult by logging in as a domain administrator.
  2. Click on the NSIS icon. Once the wizard is launched, it will ask you if you wish to install bacula.
  3. Next, choose the type and size of the installation.
  4. You will be asked to choose the components you want to install via the bacula client software or documentation.
  5. You will be asked to provide basic information about the configuration for your first installation.
  6. You will click the next time until you can compete.

Configuration of the client bacula windows

It would make Bacula windows client setup easier if you could just install it and then launch it to have it work. Both the client and server should have their configuration files updated. The following configuration files are located on the client’s computer in the “C: program filebacula” directory.

  • \bconsole.conf
  • \bin32\tray-monitor.conf
  • bacula.fd.conf
  • \bin32\bat.conf (windows console)

BAT Console for the bacula Windows client setup. The bat. conf console provides a local window interface that allows the user to connect to the server and see the status of different jobs. This directive will not be set up if you don’t intend to use the Windows “Bat” console.

A sample of the BAT console:

# Bacula Administration Tools (bat) Configuration File
{Director Director = Name + -dir #Name your Director. This is the Bacula Server name with “-dir” added to it.
report = 9101 #Port configured in the Bacula-dir. conf file on the Bacula server. This is 9101
address = #FQDN, or IP of the Bacula server
Password = “Mjmmn_jens0-734NHjnebH_je_” #DIRPASSWD identified at the top of this page

Tray Monitor, and tray-monitor. conf is part of the bacula Windows client setup. This tool is available in the windows bacula clients installation. This tool allows the user to monitor the bacula environment.


# Client1
{Client Client Name = -fd #File Daemon client names. It is often the computer name that has “-fd” added to the end of the address =
FDPort = 9102 # Port for FileDaemon on client baculafd.conf 9102 is the norm
Password = “BUJu87_88jg7_KgTh__KH” # password for FileDaemon (FDMPASSWD from top of page)

Bconsole.conf & bconsole.conf [bacula Windows client setup]: This is a bacula command-line console that can also be configured with bacula.conf

{Director Director = Name = -dir #normally, the Bacula Server name.
report = 9101 #Port configured in the Bacula-dir.conf file on the Bacula server. Normally, 9101
Address =
Password = “Mjmmn_jens0-734NHjnebH_je_” #DIRPASSWD described at the top.

Bacula Windows Client Setup & Bacula Fila Daemon & bacula.fd.conf: The bacula file server allows communication between the storage daemons and the director to back-up files on the client.

Server Configurations for Bacula Windows client set up

These programs make it easy to set up the server to communicate and backup files. Web-based programs such as Webmin provide interfaces that allow system administrators to set up the server to communicate and file backups.

The Client Resource for bacula Windows client setup

The client resource, or file daemon, shows all client names used by the director. It also includes the File daemon and the name of the client.


The batch scripts make it easy to set up the Bacula Windows client. You can run the batch script and hit the next button to continue the setup. After Bacula starts, the last step is to copy all configuration files on the client in either the directory installed or C:/program folder/bacula/ folder. The program will start automatically when you restart the bacula client-server.

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