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Ubuntu Server 9.04 Bacula Bweb GUI

Bweb is a perl based web program that provides a tool to do basic operations and get statistics. It obtains its information from your catalog database and the bconsole program.

In this tutorial we assume that you already have a working bacula server, apache and mysql.

cd /root
apt-get install -y libgdchart-gd2-xpm* make php-pear preload
apt-get install -y libgd-graph-perl libhtml-template-perl libexpect-perl
apt-get install -y libdbd-mysql-perl libdbd-pg-perl libdbi-perl libtime-modules-perl
pear install db
tar -zxvf bacula-gui-2.4.4.tar.gz
cd bacula-gui-2.4.4/bweb/
perl Makefile.PL
make install
pear channel-update
install -m 755 -o root -g root cgi/b*.pl /usr/lib/cgi-bin/
chown root:bacula /etc/bacula
echo ‘$VAR1 = { template_dir => “/usr/share/bweb/tpl” };’ > /etc/bacula/bweb.conf
chown www-data /etc/bacula/bweb.conf
mkdir -p /usr/share/bweb/tpl
install -m 644 -o root -g root tpl/*.tpl /usr/share/bweb/tpl
mkdir /var/www/bweb
install -m 644 -o root -g root html/*.{js,png,css,gif,ico,html} /var/www/bweb
chmod 666 /etc/bacula/bconsole.conf

Next we must give the www-data user permission to execute the bconsole:

cd /etc

After the line

root ALL=(ALL) ALL

we add also this:

www-data ALL= NOPASSWD: /usr/bin/bconsole

Then in the bacula directory edit bweb.conf:

cd /etc/bacula
nano bweb.conf

and add the following to bweb.conf making your appropriate changes:

 $VAR1 = bless( {
                 'graph_font' => '/usr/share/fonts/truetype/ttf-bitstream-vera/Vera.ttf',
                 'name' => undef,
                 'config_file' => '/etc/bacula/bweb.conf',
                 'bconsole' => '/usr/bin/sudo /usr/bin/bconsole -n -c /etc/bacula/bconsole.conf',
                 'fv_write_path' => '/var/spool/bweb',
                 'password' => 'your bacula mysql password',
                 'template_dir' => '/usr/share/bweb/tpl',
                 'dbi' => 'DBI:mysql:database=bacula',
                 'error' => '',
                 'debug' => 0,
                 'user' => 'bacula',
                 'email_media' => 'your email',
                 'stat_job_table' => 'Job'
               }, 'Bweb::Config' );

After everything is done restart your system with:

shutdown –r now

Open up Firefox and go to http://yourserverip/cgi-bin/ and you will have the bweb application installed and working.