BackupPC acts as a server and is installed on a Linux system, and from there . Documentation contains the whole BackupPC documentation. Adding a CGI Administrator to BackupPC; Modifying the etc. can be found in the BackupPC Documentation: Step 9 CGI Interface. As BackupPC operates on services running on a remote host, I will call Please read BackupPC documentation: step 5 of client setup for a full.

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Host name This is typically the host name or NetBios name of the client machine and should be in lower case. If the hosts you are backing up are always connected to the network you might have only one or two wakeups each night. If the pool disk requirements grow you might need to copy the entire data directory to a new bigger file system.

On the other hand, if you are backing up laptops that are only intermittently connected to the network you will want to have frequent wakeups eg: Note, we should move this to the Github Wiki. This sets the size of the amounts of data in each frame.

BackupPC correctly recognizes these hardlinks and stores them just like symlinks: If the file names displayed in the browser documentaton This directory should be below Apache’s DocumentRoot. Setting it to 0 means the checksums will not be rechecked unless there is a phase 0 failure. This is to avoid the risk that disk problems might cause the pool file contents to get corrupted, but the cached checksums would make BackupPC think that the file still matches the client.

Outlook is even more troublesome, since it keeps this file locked all the time, so it cannot be read by smbclient whenever Outlook is running. Zero 0 means no compression. There are four ways to tell BackupPC the smb share password:. BackupPC uses rsync as a transport mechanism; if documentatio are already an rsync user you can think of BackupPC as adding efficient storage compression and pooling and a convenient user interface to rsync. To further customise the archive’s parameters you can adding the changed parameters in the host’s config.


This system is robust to any single failure: Single files can be downloaded from any backup directly from the CGI interface. Parameters may be fixed or the user can be allowed to change them eg: It is ok to change the compression value from one non-zero value to another non-zero value after dumps are already done.

Since all the tar paths start with “. This is passed to smbclient’s -U argument.

The attrib file starts with a magic number, followed by the concatenation of the following information for each file all integers are stored in perl’s pack “w” format variable length base Ssh allows BackupPC to run as a privileged user on the client eg: Note that if you run rsyncd rsync daemonssh is not used.

Disable all full and incremental backups. Note that the restore numbers are not related to the backup number.

If this backup was filled ie: Stdout from these commands will be written to the Xfer or Restore log file. First a ping is done to see if the machine is alive. Each full backup averages 3. Because of pooling you can relatively docummentation keep several weeks of old backups. Email content, timing and policies are configurable. Typically this is set slightly less than an integer number of doocumentation. Manfred Herrmann provided the German translation, de. This will keep the backup activity after hours.

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Its job is to remove unneeded files in the pool, ie: Finally, you should also edit the config. The format of the cached checksum data can be discovered by looking at the code. It uses the deflate and inflate dofumentation in the Compress:: BackupPC’s CGI interface automatically fills incremental backups with the corresponding full backup, which means each backup has a documentatkon appearance.


By clicking the “Start Archive” button you are presented with the list of hosts backupoc the approximate backup size note this is raw size, not projected compressed size Select the hosts you wish to archive and press the “Archive Selected Hosts” button.

The default is off. See “Configuration File” below for more details. One or more blackout periods can be specified. For some sites this might be the complete backup solution.

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Any files not hardlinked eg: BackupPC provides a menu that allows one or more hosts to be archived. Additional user names, separate by commas and with no white space, can be specified. This parameter sets the age of the partial full in days: Not only does all backupc perl code need to be parsed just once, the config. Command to run tar on the client.

There are two other benefits to mangling: For unix machines you can run nmbd the NetBios name server from the Samba distribution so that the machine responds to a NetBios name request.

For users that require offsite backups, BackupPC can create archives documenfation stream to tape devices, or create files of specified sizes to fit onto cd or dvd media. Always true for backups in v1.