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Certain rumors have it that the Bacula project appears to be dead and all the developers have gone over to a fork. This is highly exaggerated. The project is advancing with many new features that will be release in the March-April time frame. One former Bacula developer has gone to the new release. I am in touch with many former and current developers who are all fully supportive of the Bacula project.
If you want more details on these unfounded rumors, please click on the Blog menu item, which will take you to our new Bacula website which is currently under construction, and thus at the moment, incomplete. Our objective is to switch to the new website in the March-April time frame to correspond to the new release.

Bacula is a set of Open Source, computer programs that permit you (or the system administrator) to manage backup, recovery, and verification of computer data across a network of computers of different kinds. Bacula is relatively easy to use and efficient, while offering many advanced storage management features that make it easy to find and recover lost or damaged files. In technical terms, it is an Open Source, network based backup program.

According to Source Forge statistics (rank and downloads), Bacula is by far the most popular Open Source program backup program. and Bacula Systems: How to find what you need. is the community home of the Bacula project, for developers and contributors. You can find the latest release of Bacula here, along with full documentation.

20 February 2013: Bacula 5.2.13 has been released.

See: News

Bacula Systems is the commercial support, services and training organization for Enterprises using Bacula. The Bacula Systems website is found at

December 2013: Bacula Enterprise Edition 6.6.3 has been released.

Bacula Adminstration I Training Course: dates announced

See: Bacula Systems News

Windows Binaries

If you are using the Bacula community version to back up and restore Windows machines, it is now possible to purchase the Bacula Enterprise Windows binaries here. These binaries allow you to continue using Bacula community version as well as the lastest Windows binaries. These binaries replace older Bacula community Windows File daemons only (the Storage Daemon and Director binaries for Windows are not available). An installer is available for both 32 and 64 bit machines. Windows binaries for Bacula community users

Most of the Bacula source code is released under the AGPL version 3 license. If you wish additional details, please follow the License link to your left.

The Documentation link takes you to a page where you can access all the available Bacula documentation (HTML, PDF, and TGZ) both for the officially released version and for the current code under development in the Source Forge GIT. The development version of the manual typically has more documentation, but may also document new features that are not in the released version. The Developer's Guide presents important information for users who want to contribute to the Bacula project.

Bacula is released on SourceForge at where you can download the software.

You may also use the links on the left side of this page for more information. In particular, Current Files link takes you to the currently available downloads, and the All Downloads link takes you to a list of all files ever released to SourceForge.