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Bareos is a cross-network Open Source backup solution (licensed under AGPLv3) which preserves, archives, and recovers data from all major operating systems.


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Bareos (Backup Archiving Recovery Open Sourced) is a reliable, cross-network open source software for backup, archiving and recovery of data for all well-established operating systems. Features of Bareos include amongst others:

  • True open source software; no open-core or other restrictions; License AGPLv3
  • network based
  • multiple backends
  • multiple clients and storages possible; Active / passive clients possible
  • Backup Clients ('Bareos-FD') available on Linux, FreeBSD, Windows, macOS and others
  • Python plugin interface, used by the VMWare Plugin and others
  • SAN-Backups using NDMP (with DAR/DDAR); NDMP tape support
  • Always Incremental Backup scheme
  • Encryption
  • Scriptable CLI
  • web based graphical interface (webui)
  • Role-based ACL support for commands and objects

The source code of Bareos is available on under the AGPL v3 license. Additionally Bareos offers binary package repositories for the major Linux distributions, FreeBSD, Windows and macOS.



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