Each of the daemons normally has debug messages compiled into the program, but these are disabled by default.
There are two ways to enable the debug output:
The first way of getting debug output is to dynamically turn it on using the Console using the setdebug level=nnn command.
This is generally answered in the documentation: https://docs.bareos.org/TasksAndConcepts/BareosConsole.html#bcommandsetdebug
Log into bconsole, use the following commands:
- To enable debug for a storage called 'File' (use your own storage name here, with 'tab' after storage=, you will get a list:
setdebug level=150 trace=1 timestamp=1 storage=File
- To enable debug for the director:
setdebug level=150 trace=1 timestamp=1 dir
- To enable debug for a client (in this example for client named 'centos-fd'
setdebug level=150 trace=1 timestamp=1 client=centos-fd
In all cases you get an answer, which contains the file names, where the debug is written,
2000 OK setdebug=150 trace=1 hangup=0 timestamp=1 tracefile=/var/lib/bareos/centos-fd
The file will be written on the machine, where the respective daemon runs in the working directory.
Be aware that debug-files might get quite large.
To deactivate the debug, use the same commands as above but with 'level=0 trace=0'
setdebug level=0 trace=0 client=centos-fd
In rare cases, when you want to debug all daemons (including remote clients and storages) you can use the special keyword all.
setdebug level=100 trace=1 timestamp=1 all
The second one is to add the -d nnn option on the command line when starting the daemon.
This is more used in conjunction with the -t for debugging configuration trouble.