Jul 262005

Bacula fund raising for encryption

Bacula is a strong network backup solution. It has gained wide use over the past few years. More and more people are finding out about this great set of tools. If you haven’t looked at it, you should. Find out why people are moving to Bacula from other open source and proprietary solutions. Backup solutions are many and varied. Make sure you choose the right backup software. Recent work involves adding extended support for Windows platforms so that even files held open by other applications can be backed up. The latest project involves encrypting the data on the backup volume. For this project, they are looking to raise funds to sponsor this development. All funds raised will be donated to the Electronic Frontier Foundation. To quote the original posting, “Can your company contribute $250 or $500? How about $100? And if your budget is really tight, why not forego a couple of fast food meals and contribute $20?”. If you use Bacula, this is the ideal opportunity to contribute. Your help is both needed and appreciated. The original call for funds, background detail, and instructions on how to donate, can be found here.


Dan Langille, the author of this article, is a Bacula developer responsible for the PostgreSQL plug-in. He donated US$100.