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BackupPC 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 | Got fatal error during xfer (aborted by signal=PIPE)

I am running backuppc version 3.3.1 on an Ubuntu 16.04.5 LTS, I try to backup several Linux servers, almost Debian, ubuntu or proxmox hosts. My issue is that when I run the Full/Incermental backup ...
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BackupPC — PingPath and PingCmd

BackupPC has two configuration variables: $Conf{PingPath} = '/bin/ping'; Full path to the ping command. $Conf{PingCmd} = '$pingPath -c 1 $host'; Ping command. The following variables are substituted ...
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can't exclude directories on backuppc

i am tring to configure BackupPc to EXCLUDE some directories on my backups. I need to exclude many (very big) caches directories from backups on different machines can you help me? this is my ...
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Backuppc performance dropped dramatically

I've got a tiny server in my house which I use for file server and hosting test web sites for my clients, among other things. It uses backuppc for backups. The machine is a MSI Cubi N, backing up to a ...
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Apache security hosting perl based backuppc graph missing in web GUI, which one is the best solution?

System: fresh and updated ubuntu Xenial Xerus 16.04.2. Started from a clean minimal system where only openssh was installed. In order to install backuppc 3.3.2 i did the following: apt-get install ...
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BackupPC files on NFS - web interface not working

if BackupPC files from dir /var/lib/BackupPC is moved to NFS mount, web interface not working. I see an only home page, but when I want to go to host config or to summary webpage timeouts (504 Gateway ...
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Unable to run cgi script

I've installed backuppc on a fresh Xubuntu. Everything went fine except that when I try to access the web interface, instead of running the CGI script I'm prompted to download a bin file. I'm no ...
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Number of inodes explodes on reiserfs after certain number is reached/quota exceeded

I am using a CentOS 7 machine as a BackupPC server to pull in backups from my two frontend servers once per night. Last night the backups failed so I checked the server to see where the problem is. ...
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backuppc can't complete full backup. read error

I'm using backuppc on debian wheezy, the backup service never completes the first initial backp. I keep getting the "Parent read EOF from child: fatal error!" error. Tried to look it up, doesn't seem ...
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BackupPC Fail on Server aborted by signal=PIPE

I have been trying look for a solution for my backup failure. My setup is as follows; The client (File Server is Open Media Vault-Debian 7.11 Wheezy) with about 2.5TB files in different folders. ...
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backuppc not keeping backup history

We have backuppc backing up a number of computers on our network. One particular Windows 2003 server has a problem. Backuppc performs a backup twice a day using rsyncd just as set up, but keeps no ...
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Backuppc won't backup due to no ping success

I have a working installation of BackupPC and I try to add a host, that is only reachable through a different host. For this reason, I created a ssh config file and reaching the host via rsync or ssh ...
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BackupPC using rsync fails with “protocol version mismatch — is your shell clean?”

I just installed BackupPC in a Debian box to use it as backup server. As you know, this software makes use, among others, of rsync. When using the rsync option, it fails. Server: Debian Jessie. ...
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Icinga2 - Unknown user:backuppc

I'm trying to monitor BackupPC with Icinga2.I've downloaded this plugin but I'm getting the following error. I've added this to commands.conf object CheckCommand "backuppc" { import "plugin-...
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BackupPC not completing backups

I'm running BackupPC on Ubuntu server and it suddenly stopped working. I'm getting the following error: File /var/lib/backuppc/pc/mail.vpl.lan/LOG.122015 Contents of file /var/lib/backuppc/pc/mail....
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BackupPC Per host file exclusion

Is there a way to set exclusion directories per host in BackupPC? I would like to skip /home on 2 of my web cluster nodes that use NFS Mounts to the master server. Or, can I skip directories mounted ...
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BackupPC set blackout on alternate days [closed]

At the moment my schedule settings look like this. How can I only backup to only run on Mondays(1) and Wednesdays(3)? What I want to do is alternate between two BackupPC instances so one would ...
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BackupPC schedule advanced settings

I've just installed this great tool for network backups called BackupPC but I'm having some difficulties setting the Schedule parameters as I want. As I see it, BackupPC has some basic schedule ...
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transitioning packages to EPEL version

I have previously installed backuppc 3.1.0 from centos 5 testing. The package is now not maintaned by centos anymore. EPEL have BackupPC version 3.3.0, but yum check-update did not suggest that this ...
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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 12:...
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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 /data ...
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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 [closed]

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 Bacula ...
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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 /backups/...
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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

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 ...