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Install a Bareos enterprise class backup instance


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Version information

  • 0.4.3 (latest)
  • 0.4.0
  • 0.3.3
  • 0.3.2
  • 0.3.1
  • 0.3.0 (deleted)
  • 0.2.3
  • 0.2.1 (deleted)
  • 0.2.0 (deleted)
  • 0.1.1
  • 0.1.0
released Aug 27th 2017
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Start using this module

  • r10k or Code Manager
  • Bolt
  • Manual installation
  • Direct download

Add this module to your Puppetfile:

mod 'thbe-bareos', '0.4.3'
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Add this module to your Bolt project:

bolt module add thbe-bareos
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Manually install this module globally with Puppet module tool:

puppet module install thbe-bareos --version 0.4.3

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thbe/bareos — version 0.4.3 Aug 27th 2017


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Table of Contents

  1. Description
  2. Setup - The basics of getting started with bareos
  3. Usage - Configuration options and additional functionality
  4. Reference - An under-the-hood peek at what the module is doing and how
  5. Limitations - OS compatibility, etc.
  6. Development - Guide for contributing to the module


This module install and configure the enterprise class bareos backup solution. It could be used for all three components, the client, the server and the storage side.


What bareos affects

  • The module install packages based on usage type.
  • The module configure the services based on usage type.
  • The module start the necessary services based on usage type.
  • The module install and configure MySQL if used as backup server.

Setup Requirements

No additional actions needed to use this module.

Beginning with bareos

This module could be used to install and configure three components needed to perform distributed backups.


This module can install the:

  • bareos director
  • bareos storage daemon
  • bareos file daemon

bareos director

class { 'bareos':
  type_dir => true,
  client_password => 'Start123!',
  monitor_password => 'Start123!',
  storage_password => 'Start123!',
  storage_daemon => 'bac-sd.example.local',
  mail_hub => 'mail.example.local',
  mail_group => 'bac-group@example.local',
  backup_clients => [ 'client1.example.local', 'client2.example.local' ]

bareos storage daemon

class { 'bareos':
  type_sd => true,
  monitor_password => 'Start123!',
  storage_password => 'Start123!',
  storage_daemon => 'bac-sd.example.local'

bareos file daemon

class { 'bareos':
  type_fd => true,
  client_password => 'Start123!',
  monitor_password => 'Start123!'


Here is the list of parameters used by this module.


Specify if file daemon components should be installed Default value is false


Specify if storage daemon components should be installed Default value is false


Specify if director components should be installed Default value is false


Specify the database password Default value is 0nly4install


Specify the database password hash Default value is *31F96A5E321BF3E06E35668ED982CC2447CF5B3F


Specify the client password Default value is client-password-for-bareos


Specify the monitor password Default value is monitor-password-for-bareos


Specify the storage daemon password Default value is storage-password-for-bareos


Specify the storage daemon that should be used Default value is storage-daemon.domain.local


Specify the mail hub that should be used Default value is mail-hub.domain.local


Specify the mail group that should be used Default value is bareos-list@domain.local


Specify the clients that should be backuped Default value is no client


This module has been built on and tested against Puppet 4.0 and higher.

The module has been tested on:

  • CentOS Linux 7
  • Debian 8
  • Debian 7

Testing on other platforms has been light and cannot be guaranteed.

This module does currently only support a limited set of distributions and need to be reworked for other distributions as well.


If you like to add or improve this module, feel free to fork the module and send me a merge request with the modification.