*This s the continuation of the course Bacula 1: Open Source Backup Software, available at Udemy"
Using bpipe is the fastest, easiest, most automated and economic way of doing hot backups of specific application such Postgresql, Mysql, Firebird, Oracle databases; Xen and Kvm Virtual Machines export / snapshots; tar packages with several files; and more!
The bpipe plugins automatically creates, writes and reads from a FIFO, and is able to restore information directly to your application. E.g.: restore a database directly from Bacula, without the need to do any further operation. And you can do that with Bacula Community or Enterprise.
Any information that I send though the echo it goes but is not really stored on the FIFO; it is read directly by the Bacula and written into backup volume. You don't use disk space for that.
Training example applications: