Configuring BackupPC

backuppcAll the configuration for BackupPC is performed via a web browser.  To get started browse to http://yourBackupServer/backuppc/.  You should also click the Documentation link to get a good understanding of BackupPC.


Adding hosts

  1. Click Edit Config.
  2. Choose the Hosts tab.
  3. Click the Add button.
  4. Enter the fully qualified host name.
  5. If the host is a workstation you can add the main user and any moreUsers.
  6. Click Save to apply your changes.

 

Backing up Openfiler

  1. Use rsync to backup an Openfiler SAN.

 

Xfer

Choose your default transfer method and settings.

  1. Click Edit Config.
  2. Choose the Xfer tab.
  3. XferMethod:  Select rsync from the drop-down.
  4. Click Save.

 

Configure clients for backup

  1. In the Hosts section on the left.
  2. Choose your client from the drop-down.
  3. Click Edit Config.
  4. Select the Xfer tab.
  5. RsyncShareName:
    1. Leave as / to backup the entire server.
    2. Update the entry next to Insert button to show an individual directory to be backed up.
    3. Click Add to add other directories.

 

Test run

  1. Click Home in your host's section on the left.
  2. Click Start Full Backup.

 

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