BackupPC is a great program once you get it working but it is a nightmare to configure. The version that comes with the base install of FC7 is 2.x but you can now get 3.0x. I have been able to get it to install 50% of the time using the scripts (
promac at gmail.com
Mon Oct 1 18:47:00 UTC 2007
Sorry for the wrong subject in the previous message ...
On 10/1/07, Paulo Cavalcanti <promac at gmail.com> wrote:
> > BackupPC is a great program once you get it working but it is a nightmare to configure.
> > The version that comes with the base install of FC7 is 2.x but you can now get 3.0x.
> > I have been able to get it to install 50% of the time using the scripts
> > (and the version that you download straight from http://backuppc.sourceforge.net/)
> > and a cobbled together set of instructions from postings I found all over creation.
> > Hoping it would be easier if I installed it straight from the normal repros,
> > I tried that but it does not work.
> > Has anyone gotten it to work from the normal repros?
> In fact I did. I am running version 3.0 from extras, but for FC6.
> Although, there are a lot of documentation in the official site,
> it is very difficult to realize the few things one has to do to make it
> Since Fedora ships it with the user backuppc associated to the nologin,
> one has to set the ssh keys somehow, maybe changing the
> backuppc user to an ordinary login shell (bash), setting everything
> and then setting it back to nologin.
> Another point is the problem of realizing where to put the configuration
> file for each client.
> I think that a simple README.Fedora in the rpm would do the trick.
> At least the security issues seem to have been taken care by the packager.
> Paulo Roma Cavalcanti
> LCG - UFRJ
Paulo Roma Cavalcanti
LCG - UFRJ
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