Bacula-Web 8.6.3

I’m pleased to announce that Bacula-Web 8.6.3 has been released.

This is maintenance and bugfix release which include fixes and improvements of PHP version >= 8.0. It also fix a dependency issue with smarty/smarty for users using PHP > 7.4.

For more details, please check Bacula-Web v8.6.3 release notes on GitHub.

Important note

Kind reminder, since release v8.6.0, Apache, Nginx or Lighttpd document root folder muse be set as below


In this example, you can replace WEB_SERVER_ROOT by /var/www/html (adapt to your environment

What’s coming next ?

Here’s a short list of what you could expect from next releases

  • Next release will deprecate PHP version 7.3, at least PHP 7.4 will be supported (see )
  • Translations will be improved on some pages
  • More filtering options will be avaible on backup/client reports
  • Job files report will be improved and provide a better user experience.
  • Installing and upgrading Bacula-Web will be much easier ;)
  • and even much more …


Bacula-Web release 8.6.3 Composer package, and sha signature files are available using the link below

Install / Upgrade

Please follow installation or upgrade guides

Bacula-Web documentation is kindly hosted by ReadTheDocs <3


This release have been tested on the plateform listed below

  • FreeBSD 14.0 using PHP 8.0.25
  • Centos 8 Stream using PHP 7.4
  • Centos 8 Stream using PHP 8.0
  • Debian 11 (Bullseye) using PHP 7.4
  • Debian 11 (Bullseye) using PHP 8.1
  • Debian 10 (Buster) using PHP 8.0
  • Fedora 36 using PHP 8.1.12
  • Fedora 37 using PHP 8.1.12
  • Ubuntu 20.04 (Focal Fossa) using PHP 7.4.3
  • Ubuntu 22.04 (Jammy JellyFish) using PHP 8.1

How to get help ?

You can submit a new bug report or feature request on the GitHub project

Please use Github discussions to ask a question or give a feedback


I’d like to thanks all contributors for your feedbacks, help and precious contributions. Without you, this release wouldn’t be possible.

Thanks for using and supporting Bacula-Web project