Bacula Community 11.0.0 (beta)

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Bacula Release 11.0.0 (beta)

We are pleased to announce the release of Bacula version 11.0.0 to both the Bacula website ( and to SourceForge.

This is a major new release with many new features and a number of changes. Please take care to test this code carefully before putting it into
production. Although the new features have been tested, they have not run in a production environment.


As always, both the Director and Storage daemon(s) must be upgraded at the same time. Any File daemon running on the same machine as a Director
or Storage daemon must be of the same version.

Older File Daemons should be compatible with the 11.0.0 Director and Storage daemons. There should be no need to upgrade older File Daemons.

New Catalog format in version 11.0.0 and greater

This release of Bacula uses a new catalog format. We provide a set of scripts that permit to convert a 9.x and earlier versions to the new 11.0.0 format
(1023). Normally, it is automatic, though this is a big change that takes longer than usual. The upgrade process will require more or less twice the
size of the actual database.

This database upgrade should significantly increase performance when inserting large number of Jobs with lots of Files into the database catalog.

If you start from scratch, you don’t need to run the update_bacula_tables script because the create_bacula_tables script automatically creates the new table format. However, if you are using a version of Bacula older than 5.0.0 (e.g. 3.0.3) then you need to run the update_bacula_tables script that will be found in the bacula/src/cats directory after you run the ./configure command.
As mentioned above, before running this script, please backup your catalog database, and when you do running it, be sure shutdown Bacula and be aware that running the script can take some time depending on your database size.


Release 11.0.0 12 December 2020

11.0.0 is a major release.

New Features:
– New catalog format
– Automatic TLS PSK encrypted communication
– Support for Client behind NAT
– Continious Data Protection (CDP) Plugin
– Global Director Autoprune flag
– Events/Audit features
– New Baculum features
– Support for GPFS

– New Prune Command Option
– Dynamic Client Address Directive
– Ability to disable Volume Retention
– Ask to mount/create volume when the disk space is low
– Simplification of the Windows FileSet with File=/
– Use of QT5 for Bat on Windows
– Support for Windows files with non-UTF16 names
– Windows Snapshot management has been improved
– Support for the system.cifs_acl extended attribute backup with Linux CIFS
– Built-in Client Scheduler
– Reload command improvements (Keep IP address, Maximum Concurrent value, …)
– Support for GLOB pattern in Console ACL directives
– Faster CRC32 algorithm

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