How To Install Bareos Backup Solution on Fedora 36

In this article, we will show you how to install Bareos backup solution on Fedora 36

Bareos (Backup Archiving Recovery Open Sourced) is a backup software, originally forked from the Bacula project. It is network-based, multi-client and very flexible with an architecture oriented towards scalability. Thus the learning curve might be considered somewhat steep. The project is backed by the commercial company Bareos GmbH & Co. KG, based in Germany.

Install Bareos on Fedora 36/35/34

Follow the steps below to get start with the installation

  • Update your system packages as follows
sudo dnf  update -y && sudo dnf upgrade -y
  • Add PostgreSQL 14 on Fedora official repository by running the following command:
sudo dnf install -y
  • Install PostgreSQL 14 Server and Client
sudo dnf install postgresql14 postgresql14-server -y
  • Initialize the database instance for Postgresql by running the command below:
sudo /usr/pgsql-14/bin/postgresql-14-setup initdb
  • Enable then restart PostgreSQL
sudo systemctl enable postgresql-14
sudo systemctl start postgresql-14
  • Create PostgreSQL role for system user
sudo -u postgres createuser --interactive


grant all privileges on database test_db to root;
  • You’ll be asked to answer to the next
Enter name of role to add: bareos
Shall the new role be a superuser? (y/n) y
  •  Install Apache and PHP
sudo dnf install httpd php php-mbstring php-curl php-mysqli  -y
  • Once Apache installed, Enable it
sudo systemctl enable --now httpd
  • The next step is to install Bareos

Bareos package by default is not available on the base repo of fedora systems, so we will download its repo as follows:

sudo wget -O /etc/yum.repos.d/bareos.repo
  • Then update the repo and install Bareos as shown below:
sudo dnf update -y
sudo dnf install bareos bareos-database-postgresql  -y
  • Run the following commands to start all of the Bareos services.
sudo systemctl enable --now bareos-dir
sudo systemctl enable --now bareos-fd
sudo systemctl enable --now bareos-sd
  • Create Bareos Database with running the commands below
sudo su - postgres

To create a database table, run :

  • Grant the Bareos all access

Then exit postgresql console

  • Install the Bareos Web GUI:
sudo dnf install bareos-webui -y
  • Restart the httpd and Bareos services
sudo systemctl restart httpd
sudo systemctl restart bareos-dir bareos-sd bareos-fd
  • Check the status of Bareos services as follows:
systemctl status bareos-dir bareos-sd bareos-fd
  • Create an adminstrator user to use the WebUI.
sudo bconsole

You will be directed to the Bareos console as shown below:

Use the following command to create an admin user and password:

configure add console name=adminstrator password=UnixcopPassword profile=webui-admin
  • Exit then disable TLS in Bareos configuration file
sudo vim /etc/bareos/bareos-dir.d/console/adminstrator.conf

Add the “TLS Enable = No” line as seen below:

Console {
  Name = "admin"
  Password = "StrongPassword"
  Profile = webui-admin
TLS Enable = No
  • Save and quit then restart the Bareos services
sudo systemctl restart bareos-dir bareos-sd bareos-fd
  • Also allow the following ports on Firewall:
sudo firewall-cmd --add-port=80/tcp --permanent
sudo firewall-cmd --add-port=9101/tcp --permanent
sudo firewall-cmd --add-port=9102/tcp --permanent
sudo firewall-cmd --add-port=9103/tcp --permanent
sudo firewall-cmd --reload
  • Finally, open your web browser and go to http://your-server-ip/bareos-webui

Bareos will ask you to enter your Bareos username and password

  • Then here we go, you will be directed to the Bareos Dashboard as shown below:


That’s it

In this article, we showed you how to install Bareos backup solution on Fedora 36

Also you can read more Fedora posts.

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