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Bacula: Integrated Backup and Recovery for Docker

Solution for containers

Bacula Systems Corp. announced its Docker Container module, making it a backup and recovery software vendor to offer automated, integrated and comprehensive backup of Docker.

Bacula Docker Api

Aimed at easing the workloads of IT and DevOps departments using container technology based on Docker, SUSE CaaS or OpenShift, this is the first of a series of technology announcements the company will make in the first half of 2019 regarding Containers, including Kubernetes, continuing its influential role in backup and recovery.

In a further move to ease adoption into agile, progressive IT environments, the company also announced that the module would be made available free with its Enterprise Edition Bronze level subscriptions and above.

DevOps and other IT departments urgently need a complete, enterprise-grade backup and restore solution for Containers. Bacula is the first to market with its fully automated solution for Docker and it brings a variety of functions and features, all of which result in saved time, saved money, and more power to organizations already exploiting containers in their business. More announcements providing a breadth of backup solutions in the orchestration of containers will be coming soon,” said Frank Barker, CEO, Bacula.

Today, Bacula is the only solution in the world that can backup the full container image including all the read only and writable layers into a single image archive in a fully automated fashion. It is even possible to backup defined Docker images only. Today’s announcement puts Bacula Enterprise firmly at the forefront of modern, highly scalable backup and recovery technology” said Reiner Jung, CTO, Mtier.

Bacula Enterprise Edition is already the most broadly compatible, scalable backup solution in the industry for virtual environments. Today’s announcement takes Bacula exceptional flexibility even further” said Aristide Caraccio, VP, sales and marketing, Bacula.

Bacula Enterprise software is designed so that organizations can deploy this solution for their entire physical, virtual, cloud and hybrid environments, regardless of architecture, all from a single platform.

Main features of Bacula Docker Module:

  • Backup and Recovery of Docker containers configuration, volumes and images

  • Integrated solution, adhering to Docker philosophy and methodology

  • Complete automation for rapid roll-out of container protection strategies

  • Effective integration, using Docker API

  • Free of charge with Bronze Level Subscriptions and above

  • Image saving, image rollback and backup of image changes

  • Fine grained control over what containers and images to backup

The company customers include NASA, TX A&M University, Swisscom, Sky.