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[Bacula-devel] New manual format


Recently, I split the Bacula documentation (800+ pages) into the following 7 

  Concepts and Overview Guide
  Installation and Configuration Guide
  Console and Operators Guide    
  Problem Resolution Guide 
  Catalog Database Guide 
  Utility Programs
  Developers' Guide

You can see the first cut of this work at the bottom of the following page:


Splitting the manual in this way has the advantages that each manual is a more 
manageable size and with a bit more work, we should be able to eliminate 
duplicated material, and make it easier for users to find what they need to 
get the job done (e.g. consolidating all the problems in the Problem 
Resolution Guide ...).

One of the disadvantage is that linking between the manuals becomes more 

Keeping in mind that this is a first cut, and that *much* more work needs to 
be done, I would be interested to hear your comments about the new division.  
Please note, there is still a lot of work to be done on eliminating 
redundancy between the manuals and insuring that all problem resolution text 
is moved into the Problem Resolution Guide, and so forth.  What I am most 
interested in at this point is your comments on the major divisions of the 

Best regards,


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