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

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BackupPC Taking over 72 hours to backup 250GB's

I am using BackupPC to backup some workstations at the office. One workstations in particular has a sizable amount of data when compared to the rest, however, it's not that large in general (talking ...
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SSH key problems: Not a RSA1 key file unknown key type '-----BEGIN'

A backuppc server is able to sign into remote machines as root and backup them up, but if I sign in as the backuppc user and try to ssh into these machines using the same key, the key is rejected with ...
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Sporadic NT_STATUS_ACCESS_DENIED from BackupPC via Samba

I have a BackupPC Server pulling backups from a Gentoo Linux machine (ext3 fs). This fails sporadically throwing errors like this 2014-06-10 12:00:19 full backup started for share uni 2014-06-10 ...
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Previously-working rsync operation failling in recent Windows 8.1 update showing “error in socket io”

I have been running rsync and rsyncd on my Windows boxes for years and only recently have I had an issue. Apparently, when my Linux and FreeBSD boxes try to sync their data with what's on the Windows ...
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BackupPC and rsync, disabling checks on date modified with --size-only not working for Lotus Domino mail archives

We have a BackupPC server that is supposed to be backing up a Lotus Domino 9 server, both on Ubuntu 12.04 64-bit with rsync 3.0.9. Our Domino server is set to archive e-mail messages that are older ...
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How to configure multiple hostfiles to split big backups in BackupPC?

With my current configuration the BackupPC creates one rsync(of tar for local) process per host. My config file is following: /etc/BackupPC/pc/myhost.pl: $Conf{RsyncShareName} = '/data'; In my ...
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Backup Server using Greyhole and BackupPC

I'm setting up an Ubuntu box to backup one of our servers using BackupPC. I've got 2x 2tb hard drives and I've set up Greyhole to duplicate the data from the samba share /mnt/samba/backups across both ...
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Monitoring of disk usage over time - check for large variations

I'm looking for a tool that would monitor disk usage over time. What I'm looking for is folders or files that grow unexpectedly over a short period of time. I use du , ncdu, baobab (when X is ...
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Optimizing RAID 5 for BackupPC use (small random reads)

I am running a BackupPC server with a hardware RAID 5 for the main storage of the backups. Since the machine was created on a tiny budget, the controller is a 3Ware 9500S-4LP for the PCI port and the ...
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BackupPC - transfer fails intermittently

BackupPC works good on my LAN but has problems backing-up a remote server of mine. I'm using rsync over ssh and have increased max ping to 500 because the remote server is far away. Here is my error ...
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smbclient NT_STATUS_ACCESS_DENIED on directories when Windows doesn't

I'm setting up BackupPC on a server and it uses smbclient to backup Windows 7 workstations. smbclient logs in correctly to \\TESTHOST\C$ as TESTDOMAIN\backupoperator (Which is also a domain admin and ...
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BackupPc fails with SIGPIPE

I run BackupPc on a Debian Squeeze server. It backups other Debian Squeeze machines on my LAN succesfully. I've setup it to backup another Debian Squeeze machine on Wan, but the backup always fails ...
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Backup HFS+ filesystem to linux server

I am the sysadmin for a small company with 3 Xserves running OSX 10.6.8 containing mission critical data that need to be backed up in an automated fashion. To accomplish this, we are going to deploy ...
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backuppc exclude syntax (SMB)

I am trying to do a full backup of a Windows Server 2008 R2 machine using backup PC (via SMB). My server is running Scientific Linux 6.1, with Backup PC 3.2.1. I have changed the local security ...
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Setting backup-permissions for C:\Users

I'm trying to properly setup a share for BackupPC to backup my user's profiles. BackupPC uses a special user backup to connect to each PC and backup the profiles from there. I've create a separate ...
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Bacula vs. BackupPC [closed]

I have been googling about the differences between them. Bacula has lots of roles BackupPC is easier to configure Bacula works with agent, not rsync (great for Windows backups) It seems that ...
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BackupPC back-up has not been finished in 12 hours(!)

I installed BackupPC toda on a server and set it to do a back-up 12 hours ago... while it's been backing up since, it seems very very slow and it's not completed yet. It's just backing up a testserver ...
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What filesystem should I use for backuppc on CentOS/Debian and lots and lots (200k) of small hardcopied files?

The reason I ask is that I use rsnapshot for backups with a /backups separate raid1 ext3 back-up disk. Unfortunately removing back-ups (happens every 4 hours) takes up to a full hour! rm -rf ...
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Backuppc use smb

on linux server I use BackupPC and I want to do copys for windows clients. What lexic I should use? i now are using and work good: *.pl $Conf{BackupFilesOnly} = { 'C$' => [ '/Testas' ] ...
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cygwin ssh stops after adding user

I'm trying to set up a backuppc client using ssh+rsync via cygwin on Win 7. SSH was working fine. I added the backuppc user then used mkpasswd to add the user to /etc/passwd. Now ssh fails with: ...
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BackupPC - why does it use rsync --sender --server …?

I'm in the process of experimenting with BackupPC on a CentOS 5.5 server. I have everything pretty much setup with default values. I tried setting up a basic backup for a host's /www directory. The ...
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backuppc - how to backup remote (over the internet) clients?

I am testing out backuppc, which works great so far backing up windows clients on a LAN via SMB (no backup client/agent required). However I have quite a few laptops and desktops that are in various ...
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BackupPC - are full backups really full when using rsync?

When you run a full backup in backuppc and you use rsync as the transfer method, does it actually transfer the full backup source? Or does it only transfer the changes? The docs seem to imply that it ...
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BackupPC incremental backup problem

Hi I have BackupPC application in CentOS 5.. clients are windows and RHEL machines.. I could take the Fullbackup for the client mahines ..But I can't take the increental backup.. When I took the ...
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Restorable-from-scratch Backup of Windows XP onto backuppc

How can I take reverse-incremental backups into backuppc of Windows XP machines? These need to include state information, open files, etc a la VSS (the disk access method, not Source Safe) / shadow ...
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Amanda, Bacula, BackupPC Which has a reliable windows client?

I wish to setup an automated backup system for three Windows XP machines in the same building to a Linux server out on the WAN. I visit each machine every few months and make a disk image for a bare ...