To make the Bacula catalog job work:
  1. Edit /etc/bacula/bacula-dir.conf on the backup server
  2. Change where it says -u -p to -u bacula
  3. Edit ~bacula/.my.cnf and put this:
[client]
password=your_secret_password
  1. chmod 400 ~bacula/.my.cnf ; chown bacula:bacula ~bacula/.my.cnf
Now it should work. Don't forget to do "reload" in bconsole.