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bwx-console is not connecting

Quick check if all services are running

Open Services (i.e. run services.msc). Three services are added during the installation and all of them should run:

  • Bacula Director Service
  • Bacula File Service
  • Bacula Storage Service

If one of them is not running then the first thing is to look at that service and the configuration files of the related services.

Bacula Director Service is not running

This is the most critical part of the installation and with release 3.0.1 for Windows under Windows 2000 server this will not run when installed automatically with all defaults provided by the installer.

When you start the bmx-console you will see a message “Connection to the director lost. Quit Program?”. When you check the services you will find that the Director Service is not running. This is very likely a configuration issue.

<this article is not complete because it is pending results on the root cause>

Bacula File Service is not running

The standard installation works properly but it is better to set the file location to a controlled area on a different drive.

Bacula Storage Service

The standard installation works properly but no tape drives are configured. To assure this runs well it is better to configure this manually.

Please stay tuned, I will try to add more details as soon as possible when finishing the review on the issues.

bacula_manual/dealing_with_win32_problems.1241388227.txt.gz · Last modified: 2009/05/03 23:03 by gjz