Warning: This document is for the development version of Bareos Documentation. The main version is bareos-19.2.

Bareos Porting Notes

This document is intended mostly for developers who wish to port Bareos to a system that is not officially supported.

It is hoped that Bareos clients will eventually run on every imaginable system that needs backing up. It is also hoped that the Bareos Directory and Storage daemons will run on every system capable of supporting them.

Porting Requirements

In General, the following holds true:

  • Your compiler must provide support for 64 bit signed and unsigned integers.
  • Bareos requires a good implementation of pthreads to work.
  • The source code has been written with portability in mind and is mostly POSIX compatible. Thus porting to any POSIX compatible operating system should be relatively easy.