I have got Bacula happily backing up /home directories, MySQL databases (MythTV DB) and the Bacula catalog itself on our main PC to SLR7 tape.
I now want to backup /home directories on a laptop on our home LAN as well. I have installed and configured bacula-fd on the laptop. The laptop firewall has "Bacula Client" (port 9102) open and the main PC has ports 9101-3 open. I can see remote client status fine in Bacula console. I have created a remote backup job - the bootstrap .bsr file exists and has correct ownership and permissions.
When I run the job it starts but nothing happens on either the remote laptop or the main PC (where the Bacula Director and backup storage devices are). There is no sign of any disk or network activity on either system, and no error messages in syslog or other log files, or in the Bacula log. The job just sits there with "Job Bytes" at zero, with nothing happening but no sign of any error message. Same happens with backup to file, so not related to the tape device. The remote laptop fileset is defined in the Director config - the file paths don't specify host, so I assume they are interpreted in the context of the remote bacula-fd. Is this correct?
Anyone have any ideas what I should do / check? I am sure it is something very obvious...