[CentOS] BackupPC is not easy to setup

Tue Sep 15 08:58:17 UTC 2015
Timothy Murphy <gayleard at eircom.net>

kpolberg at olberg.name wrote:

>>> 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?

> 2. You can do all operations through CLI, all of it is mentioned in the
> documentation.
> http://backuppc.sourceforge.net/faq/BackupPC.html#Step-7:-Talking-to-BackupPC

Thank you for your response.
However, I don't believe this short section gives sufficient information
to configure and run BackupPC.
Basically, it just gives a way of finding out what is happening
while BackupPC is running.
(Also it finishes by advising you to use the GUI instead.)

For example, what command would you give to tell BackupPC
that you want to back up /var/www (to choose a directory at random)?

> 3. As mentioned earlier, this is just the default apache config. And can
> be altered through httpd.conf (though I wouldn't mess too much with it,
> the defaults are normally fine).

I don't think that is true.
The simplest way to configure BackupPC is to run it with user backuppc, 
by changing "User apache" to "User backuppc" in /etc/httpd/conf/httpd.conf .

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