[CentOS] BackupPC is not easy to setup

Tue Sep 15 20:46:04 UTC 2015
Nicolas Thierry-Mieg <Nicolas.Thierry-Mieg at imag.fr>

On 09/15/2015 10:58 AM, Timothy Murphy wrote:
> 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)?

That goes in the config file (typically the per-PC one for this kind of 
setting, since you won't back up the same dirs on all clients).

The options are described in the following sections, that particular 
setting is described in the well named section:

Really, the backuppc docs are pretty good.