Install bacula-fd on Mac OSX

About the App

  • App name: bacula-fd
  • App description: Network backup solution
  • App website: Not Available

Install the App

  1. Press Command+Space and type Terminal and press enter/return key.
  2. Run in Terminal app:
    ruby -e "$(curl -fsSL" < /dev/null 2> /dev/null
    and press enter/return key.
    If the screen prompts you to enter a password, please enter your Mac's user password to continue. When you type the password, it won't be displayed on screen, but the system would accept it. So just type your password and press ENTER/RETURN key. Then wait for the command to finish.
  3. Run:
    brew install bacula-fd

Done! You can now use bacula-fd.

One thought on “Install bacula-fd on Mac OSX

  • I’m posting this wherever i found outdated info about OSX and bacula – I’ve just finished setting up bacula on ubuntu 17 for server and a verity of machines including Apple Sierra. Download the latest 9.0.3 source from and move into the platforms/osx directory and read the readme – it compiled first time and i even managed to change the compile to include a console for OSX/Sierra. I did need to manually change the plist to get it to run at start up and control it due to the actually being called (just link the file names to get it to work).

    I DO have mac ports installed and had previously installed the v7.x from there… and then de-installed it as i wanted the facilities in v9.x

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