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Reset Bacula database and files

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Today I need to purge my bacula for several reasons.

Here is how I did.

First backup the database and files used in your previous setup, one never knows you might actually need it after the purge...

/usr/bin/mysqldump -aecqQ bacula > bacula_before_purge.sql

and copy the volumes and bsr files.


Stop bacula :

service bacula-director stop service bacula-fd stop service bacula-sd stop

then :

mysql -u root -p drop database bacula; create database bacula; quit

next we need to recreate bacula tables. There's a bacula script to do that, but the file needs to be changed to set the correct database name.

cp /usr/share/bacula-director/make_mysql_tables ~/ vi ~/make_mysql_tables
change XXX_DBNAME_XXX by your bacula database (let's say 'bacula')
save and exit.

then run as root the script
~/make_mysql_tables

it should have recreated the tables :
mysql -u root -p use bacula; show tables; +------------------+ | Tables_in_bacula | +------------------+ | BaseFiles | …