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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Multiple Apache’s will run on different Ports eg: Changing compression on or off after backups have already been done will require both compressed and uncompressed pool files to be stored. That means it invisible to the user whether incremental dumps are filled or not.

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For each PC a count bac,uppc consecutive good pings is maintained. Your actual mileage will depend upon the types of clients, operating systems and applications you have.

This threshold is set to avoid backing up PCs that are remotely connected through Documentationn or dialup connections. Storage layout BackupPC resides in several directories: In V4, since hardlinks are not used permanently, duplicating a V4 pool is much easier, allowing remote copying of the pool.


No Compression – ‘gzip’: Alternatively, backup files can be restored using manual commands. In the steady state, each time an incr backup completes successfully the oldest one is removed. Cand select “Sharing Extra tar arguments for incr backups. RsyncP module is available from http: Here are some brief client setup notes: False for all backups prior to v1. The edit links are in the left navigation bar.


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 Also, for additional security, you may wish to deny the ability for this user to logon to computers in the default domain policy.

Each line in the hosts file contains three fields, separated by white space: BackupPC can be configured to do a full backup at a regular interval typically weekly. In this case, rsyncd provides its own authentication, but there is no encryption of network data. Alternatively, if you documentaion to install these manually, you can fetch the tarball from http: FTP is a standard module.

These users will not be sent email about this host. This script can be copied and customized as needed.

Because of pooling and compression, only GB is needed. The permissions should look like this:. This should only be set in the per-PC config file and is only used by BackupPC at the last moment prior docunentation generating the command used to backup that machine ie: While undefined, this value takes the default value.

If the pool disk requirements grow you might need to copy the entire data directory to a new bigger file system. If this backup was filled ie: If you set this to a negative value then no partials will be saved. If the hosts you are backing up are always connected to the network you might have only one or two wakeups each documentatiion. The default versions can be found in the language file eg: Based on the configuration various requests will be executed simultaneously.

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If you have shares that might be empty and therefore an empty backup is valid you should set this flag to 0. One example of using these commands would be to shut down and restart a database server, dump a database to files for backup, or doing a snapshot of a share prior to a backup. Two files documenation have different permissions, ownership, or modification time but will still be pooled whenever the contents are identical.


BackupPC does all the hard work for you.

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This can also be merely the Documents and Settings directory. Given the ever decreasing cost of disks and raid systems, it is now practical and cost effective to backup a large number of machines onto a server’s local disk or network storage. If you don’t want a group or manual list of users set the corresponding configuration setting to undef or an empty string.

If it looks cryptic and confusing, and documentaion look like an error message, then all is ok. This patch is available in the cygwin-rsyncd package at http: Alternatively, everything can go in the Apache httpd.

This number per archive client will be kept around before the oldest ones are documentatjon. Running BackupPC The installation contains an init. Each of these commands should produce some status output:. The user name and password are stored on the client in whatever file the “secrets file” parameter in rsyncd.

If so, the file is removed and replaced by a hard link to the existing file.