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==BackupPC Installation==
==BackupPC Installation==
===Create the backuppc user===
===Create the the backuppc user===
BackupPC should run under the backuppc user.  To add the user run:
  useradd backuppc
  useradd backuppc

Revision as of 06:03, 8 October 2007


BackupPC is a high-performance, enterprise-grade system for backing up Unix, Linux, WinXX, and MacOSX PCs, desktops and laptops to a server's disk. BackupPC is highly configurable and easy to install and maintain.

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. For some sites this might be the complete backup solution. For other sites additional permanent archives could be created by periodically backing up the server to tape.

BackupPC Installation

Create the the backuppc user

BackupPC should run under the backuppc user. To add the user run:

useradd backuppc

Install the package

pacman -S BackupPC

edit the config

nano /etc/BackupPC/config.pl

Add backuppc to your Daemons in /etc/rc.conf

DAEMONS=(... backuppc ...)