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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.

There is lots of information added to the default installation that may affect the normal operation and a smaller version here is added to replace this to see this helps. First a reboot of the server may help as well.

<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. See notes under “Bacula Storage Service is not running” for more details.

Bacula Storage Service is not running

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

Open “Edit Storage Configuration” (bacula-sd.conf) and set under “Device” your intended location of where you would want to store the archive files:

Device {
Name = FileStorage
Media Type = File
Archive Device = "S:\\Archive-bacula"
LabelMedia = yes                   # lets Bacula label unlabeled media
Random Access = Yes
AutomaticMount = yes               # when device opened, read it
RemovableMedia = no
AlwaysOpen = yes
}

You may run tapes but the default installation also supports files and it is easier to test it with files before trying tapes. Why the “AlwaysOpen” is set to “no” is not clear when the drive is installed in the server. For hotplug devices it should be set to “no”. For a fixed drive mounted in the server it should be set to “yes”.

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.1241389767.txt.gz · Last modified: 2009/05/03 23:29 by gjz