[CentOS] BackupPC is not easy to setup

Sun Sep 13 13:48:50 UTC 2015
Timothy Murphy <gayleard at eircom.net>

Timothy Murphy wrote:

> I thought I'd write a 1-page note to myself of the steps I took,
> in preparation for CentOS-8...
> I have a couple of questions that this raises.
> 1. Why exactly does backuppc want to ssh to root?
> Is this just a way of running BackupPC as root?
> 2. The graphical interface seems to be treated as an extra,
> but what other way is there of accessing BackupPC?
> Is there a CLI approach?
> If so, where is the list of transfer requests kept?

Another small query.
I see that BackupPC starts 6 copies of httpd running,
but so far only 2 have ever been used.
Can this number (6) be changed?

Timothy Murphy  
gayleard /at/ eircom.net
School of Mathematics, Trinity College, Dublin