Saturday, October 9, 2010

Bacula Storage Daemon 5.0.3 for Windows

I've been a happy Bacula user since version 2.2.26, and then decided to upgrade it to version 5.0.3. Unfortunately, according to Bacula 5.0.0 manual, "The server daemons (Director and Storage daemon) are no longer included in the Windows installer. If you want the Windows servers, you will either need to build them yourself (note they have not been ported to 64 bits), or you can contact Bacula Systems about this.". Well, I didn't feel confortable to contact Bacula Systems, so I downloaded the source code, enabled the Storage Daemon and cross-compiled Bacula 5.0.3 for win32. The Storage Daemon is working fine for me using a network attached storage. If you want to get a copy of this enhanced Bacula 5.0.3 for win32, click here.


  1. Hi Ricardo,

    It is great that you managed to compile it yourself. My skills are not that advanced as yours, but I'm willing to have the storage daemon for a windows x64 system. I read that once you have the source prepared for x86 migrating it to x64 is very easy. Is there any chance that we can get the x64 too. Thank in advance for the feedback.


  2. Hi Todor, I've just seen you comment. Sorry for my 1 year belated reply. Unfortunately I stopped using Bacula in 2012, and I forgot how to do that cross-compilation. Maybe you can connect to the #bacula channel on and ask for help there. Good luck !