Archives of the Bavarian State

The Archives of the Bavarian State (Germany) have preserved records (e.g. charters, files, maps) generated by the government administration of Bavaria and its predecessors since the introduction of writing (the oldest charter dates from 777). The administration uses Bareos to backup Windows based desktop clients as well as Linux based archive servers that host numerous high resolution scanned historical documents.

Dr. Michael Puchta, Senior Archives Councillor, Directorate General of the Bavarian State Archives:

Using Bareos, we could implement an integrated and fully automatic backup-concept, which covers numerous sources with completely different requirements for retention times and backup-cycles. The regional Bareos partner provided us with advice and support in this matter. With their help we could set up the system very flexibly, so that it is possible at any time to extend the configuration and document all settings automatically. Bareos subscription and support also ensures that we can safely deal with the growing amounts of data we need to preserve.

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