[CentOS-docs] Added BackupPC Guide


tindall.satwth at brandxmail.com
Thu Dec 18 18:46:42 UTC 2008

On Thu, 2008-12-18 at 11:44 -0500, Max Hetrick wrote:
> I wrote a guide for installing and configuring BackupPC on a CentOS host 
> using rsync as the primary backup method. As best as one can proof read 
> their own writing, I did so, but please read through and feel free to 
> correct and change any typos.
> <http://wiki.centos.org/HowTos/BackupPC>

I have 3 BackupPC servers running (2 i386 & 1 x86_64) backing up
linux/win xp/vi$ta clients and have a few initial suggestions:

1) Add the wiki reference, which contains clarification of many points
not addressed sufficiently in the documentation.


Considerable information regarding backing up window$ clients via rsync
is contained there. As a note, the provided stripped down cygwin/rsync
package is stale (will not run under vi$ta as a service) and installing
the current cygwin works much better.

2) Also, a bug report contains corrective measures for the 64-bit


3) Web interface documentation link issues are addressed in another bug


4) There is also a minor tweak with email notification that could be
addressed in the readme file that I will eventually submit a bug report
on (SendmailPath points to mail, not sendmail. Trying to send mail in
default config gives a fatal error).

5) A section addressing backing up Macs would be very helpful (to me).
The official documentation is very lacking in that area.


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