Sounds to me like the client was built without the GZIP library or something like that. That's unfortunate, but my guess is the solution is to create/restore a backup that isn't GZIP compressed or to build a new client that includes support.
From: brconflict [mailto:brconflict@...]
Sent: Tuesday, January 15, 2013 09:33 AM
To: Bacula-users@... <Bacula-users@...>
Subject: [Bacula-users] GZIP not supported on this Client
I'm not 100% my last request made the list, or if there were simply no known answers or others who experienced this, so my apologies for the latter two.
I'm trying a bare-metal recovery of Ubuntu 10.04 LTS with Bacula (static-bacula-fd) using the method described in the Bacula documentation, but I'm seeing an error: "Warning: GZIP is not supported on this client." Bacula Console states the restore was successful, but no files show up on the target system.
Is there a proper way to boot the system from Rescue Broken System mode, start the static Bacula daemon, and recover the system that wasn't show in the docs?
I've also tried installing the base OS, then Bacula-fd, then restore full system, but if I do that even root can no longer log into the system (corrupted pam.d?).
Has anyone run into this and know what I'm missing? I know there's a right way, or Bacula wouldn't be so successful.
Thanks in advance!!
P.S. I can email more info on my Procedure, I just wanted to see if everyone gets this question in the Inbox first. :)