View Issue Details

IDProjectCategoryView StatusLast Update
0001429bareos-coredocumentationpublic2022-11-10 16:52
Reporterabaguinski Assigned Tobruno-at-bareos  
PriorityhighSeveritymajorReproducibilityhave not tried
Status resolvedResolutionfixed 
Product Version20.0.5 
Summary0001429: Mysql to Postgres migration howto doesn't explain how to initialise the postgres database
DescriptionI'm trying to figure out how to migrate the catalog from mysql to postgres but I think I'm missing something. The howto ( suggests: "Firstly, create a new PostgreSQL database as described in Prepare Bareos database" and links to this document: "", which in turn instructs to run a series of commands that would initialize the database (

su postgres -c /usr/lib/bareos/scripts/create_bareos_database
su postgres -c /usr/lib/bareos/scripts/make_bareos_tables
su postgres -c /usr/lib/bareos/scripts/grant_bareos_privileges

However these commands assume that I mean the currently configured Mysql catalog and fail because Mysql catalog is deprecated:

su postgres -c /usr/lib/bareos/scripts/create_bareos_database
Creating mysql database
The MySQL database backend is deprecated. Please use PostgreSQL instead.
Creating of bareos database failed.

Does that mean I first have to "Add the new PostgreSQL database to the current Bareos Director configuration" (second sentence of the Howto section) and only then go back to the first sentence? Shouldn't the sentences be swapped then (except for "Firstly, ")? And will the create_bareos_database understand which catalog I mean when I configure two catalogs at the same time?

Steps To Reproduce1. Install bareos 19 with mysql catalog
2. upgrade to bareos 20
3. try to follow the how exactly how it is written
TagsNo tags attached.


related to 0001433 closedarogge Release Bareos 22.0.0 




2022-02-24 15:56

manager   ~0004527

I've been able to reproduce the problem, which is due to missing keywords into the documentation. (Passing the dbdriver to scripts)

at the postgresql create database stage could you retry by using this commands

  su - postgres /usr/lib/bareos/scripts/create_bareos_database postgresql
  su - postgres /usr/lib/bareos/scripts/make_bareos_tables postgresql
  su - postgres /usr/lib/bareos/scripts/grant_bareos_privileges postgresql

After that you should be able to use bareos-dbcopy as documented.
Thanks to confirm this works for you, I will then propose and update to the documentation.


2022-02-25 08:51

reporter   ~0004528


Thanks for your reaction!

In the mean time we were able to migrate to postgres with a slight difference in the order of steps: 1 added the new catalog resource to the director configuration, 2 created and initialized the postgres database using these scripts. Indeed we've found that the 'postgresql' argument was necessary.

Since we have done it already in this order I unfortunately cannot confirm if only adding the argument was enough (i.e. would the scripts with extra argument work without the catalog resource)



2022-02-28 09:29

manager   ~0004529

Thanks for your feedback,
Yes the script would have worked without the second catalog resource, when you give them the dbtype.

I will update the documentation to be more precise in that sense.


2022-03-01 15:33

manager   ~0004530

PR#1093 and PR#1094 in review actually


2022-03-21 10:56

manager   ~0004543

PR1094 for updating documentation has been merged.

Related Changesets

bareos: master e3575c96

2022-03-01 15:20


Ported: N/A

Details Diff
docs: Improve Howto Migrate Mysql to Postgresql.

- Document PostgreSQL creation scripts with dbtype. BUG 0001429
- Clarify execution command sequence by reordering blocks.

Signed-off-by: Bruno Friedmann <>
Affected Issues
mod - docs/manuals/source/Appendix/Howtos/ Diff File

Issue History

Date Modified Username Field Change
2022-02-14 16:29 abaguinski New Issue
2022-02-24 15:53 bruno-at-bareos Assigned To => bruno-at-bareos
2022-02-24 15:53 bruno-at-bareos Status new => assigned
2022-02-24 15:56 bruno-at-bareos Note Added: 0004527
2022-02-25 08:51 abaguinski Note Added: 0004528
2022-02-28 09:29 bruno-at-bareos Note Added: 0004529
2022-03-01 15:33 bruno-at-bareos Note Added: 0004530
2022-03-17 14:11 bruno-at-bareos Changeset attached => bareos master e3575c96
2022-03-21 10:56 bruno-at-bareos Status assigned => resolved
2022-03-21 10:56 bruno-at-bareos Resolution open => fixed
2022-03-21 10:56 bruno-at-bareos Note Added: 0004543
2022-11-10 16:52 arogge_adm Relationship added related to 0001433