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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.
 
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==
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==Installation==
  
 
===Create the the backuppc user===
 
===Create the the backuppc user===
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  pacman -S BackupPC
 
  pacman -S BackupPC
  
===edit the config===
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===Edit the config file===
 
  nano /etc/BackupPC/config.pl
 
  nano /etc/BackupPC/config.pl
  
===Add backuppc to your Daemons in /etc/rc.conf===
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==Running BackupPC==
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===Start BackupPC===
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/etc/rc.d/backuppc start
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===Stop BackupPC===
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/etc/rc.d/backuppc stop
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===Make BackupPC run at startup===
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Edit /etc/rc.conf and change the DAEMONS line.
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nano /etc/rc.conf
 
  DAEMONS=(... backuppc ...)
 
  DAEMONS=(... backuppc ...)

Revision as of 06:06, 8 October 2007

Overview

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.

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 file

nano /etc/BackupPC/config.pl

Running BackupPC

Start BackupPC

/etc/rc.d/backuppc start

Stop BackupPC

/etc/rc.d/backuppc stop

Make BackupPC run at startup

Edit /etc/rc.conf and change the DAEMONS line.

nano /etc/rc.conf
DAEMONS=(... backuppc ...)