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New Features in 7.4.0

This chapter presents the new features that have been added to the various versions of Bacula.

New Features in 7.4.3

RunScripts

There are two new RunScript short cut directives implemented in the Director. They are:


Job {
...
ConsoleRunBeforeJob = "console-command"
...
}

Job {
...
ConsoleRunAfterJob = "console-command"
...
}

As with other RunScript commands, you may have multiple copies of either the ConsoleRunBeforeJob or the ConsoleRunAfterJob in the same Job resource definition.

Please note that not all console commands are permitted, and that if you run a console command that requires a response, the results are not determined (i.e. it will probably fail).

New Features in 7.4.0

Verify Volume Data

It is now possible to have a Verify Job configured with level=Data to reread all records from a job and optionally check the size and the checksum of all files.


# Verify Job definition
Job {
Name = VerifyData
Level = Data
Client = 127.0.0.1-fd # Use local file daemon
FileSet = Dummy # Will be adapted during the job
Storage = File # Should be the right one
Messages = Standard
Pool = Default
}

# Backup Job definition
Job {
Name = MyBackupJob
Type = Backup
Client = windows1
FileSet = MyFileSet
Pool = 1Month
Storage = File
}

FileSet {
Name = MyFileSet
Include {
Options {
Verify = s5
Signature = MD5
}
File = /
}

To run the Verify job, it is possible to use the ``jobid'' parameter of the ``run'' command.


*run job=VerifyData jobid=10
Run Verify Job
JobName: VerifyData
Level: Data
Client: 127.0.0.1-fd
FileSet: Dummy
Pool: Default (From Job resource)
Storage: File (From Job resource)
Verify Job: MyBackupJob.2015-11-11_09.41.55_03
Verify List: /opt/bacula/working/working/VerifyVol.bsr
When: 2015-11-11 09:47:38
Priority: 10
OK to run? (yes/mod/no): yes
Job queued. JobId=14

...

11-Nov 09:46 my-dir JobId 13: Bacula 7.4.0 (13Nov15):
Build OS: x86_64-unknown-linux-gnu archlinux
JobId: 14
Job: VerifyData.2015-11-11_09.46.29_03
FileSet: MyFileSet
Verify Level: Data
Client: 127.0.0.1-fd
Verify JobId: 10
Verify Job:q
Start time: 11-Nov-2015 09:46:31
End time: 11-Nov-2015 09:46:32
Files Expected: 1,116
Files Examined: 1,116
Non-fatal FD errors: 0
SD Errors: 0
FD termination status: Verify differences
SD termination status: OK
Termination: Verify Differences

The current Verify Data implementation requires specifying the correct Storage resource in the Verify job. The Storage resource can be changed with the bconsole command line and with the menu.

Bconsole ``list jobs'' command options

The list jobs bconsole command now accepts new command line options:

  • joberrors Display jobs with JobErrors
  • jobstatus=T Display jobs with the specified status code
  • client=cli Display jobs for a specified client
  • order=asc/desc Change the output format of the job list. The jobs are sorted by start time and JobId, the sort can use ascendant (asc) or descendant (desc) (default) value.

Minor Enhancements

New Bconsole "Tee All" Command

The ``@tall'' command allows logging all input/output from a console session.


*@tall /tmp/log
*st dir
...

Windows Encrypted File System (EFS) Support

The Bacula Enterprise Windows File Daemon for the community version 7.4.0 now automatically supports files and directories that are encrypted on Windows filesystem.

SSL Connections to MySQL

There are five new Directives for the Catalog resource in the bacula-dir.conf file that you can use to encrypt the communications between Bacula and MySQL for additional security.

dbsslkey
takes a string variable that specifies the filename of an SSL key file.
dbsslcert
takes a string variable that specifies the filename of an SSL certificate file.
dbsslca
takes a string variable that specifies the filename of a SSL CA (certificate authority) certificate.
dbsslcipher
takes a string variable that specifies the cipher to be used.

Max Virtual Full Interval

This is a new Job resource directive that specifies the time in seconds that is a maximum time between Virtual Full jobs. It is much like the Max Full Interval directive but applies to Virtual Full jobs rather that Full jobs.

New List Volumes Output

The list and llist commands have been modified so that when listing Volumes a new pseudo field expiresin will be printed. This field is the number of seconds in which the retention period will expire. If the retention period has already expired the value will be zero. Any non-zero value means that the retention period is still in effect.

An example with many columns shorted for display purpose is:


*list volumes
Pool: Default
*list volumes
Pool: Default
+----+---------------+-----------+---------+-------------+-----------+
| id | volumename | volstatus | enabled | volbytes | expiresin |
+----+---------------+-----------+---------+-------------+-----------+
| 1 | TestVolume001 | Full | 1 | 249,940,696 | 0 |
| 2 | TestVolume002 | Full | 1 | 249,961,704 | 1 |
| 3 | TestVolume003 | Full | 1 | 249,961,704 | 2 |
| 4 | TestVolume004 | Append | 1 | 127,367,896 | 3 |
+----+---------------+-----------+---------+-------------+-----------+