February 25

BackupPC – rebuilding your /etc/BackupPC/hosts file

Web interface allows administrators to view log files, configuration, current status and allows users to initiate and cancel backups and browse and restore files from backups.
Data deduplication: Identical files across multiple backups of the same or different PCs are stored only once resulting in substantial savings in disk storage and disk I/O.
Compression: Since only new files (not already pooled) need to be compressed, there is only a modest impact on CPU time.
Open-source: BackupPC is hosted on Github, and is distributed under a GPL license.
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BackupPC is terrible at removing old hosts where backups are no longer needed. Over time, it becomes necessary to get old servers out of your BackupPC “Host” list drop-down. You might find yourself in a situation where it becomes necessary or even easier to remove the config .pl files from your pc/ directory, and then just recreate your hosts file. Use the following steps to accomplish just that:

[root@backupserver pc]# for i in `ls /etc/BackupPC/pc | sed ‘s/.pl//g’`; do grep $i /etc/BackupPC/hosts; done > /etc/BackupPC/hosts-NEW
[root@backupserver pc]# cd /etc/BackupPC
[root@backupserver BackupPC]# mv hosts hosts.BAK
[root@backupserver BackupPC]# mv hosts-NEW hosts
[root@backupserver BackupPC]# chown apache:apache hosts
[root@backupserver BackupPC]# /etc/rc.d/init.d/backuppc restart
Shutting down BackupPC: [ OK ]
Starting BackupPC: [ OK ]
[root@backupserver BackupPC]#

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Posted February 25, 2010 by admin in category Linux

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