[CentOS] BackupPC is not easy to setup

Fri Sep 18 13:33:13 UTC 2015
Bowie Bailey <Bowie_Bailey at BUC.com>

On 9/18/2015 8:39 AM, Timothy Murphy wrote:
> Bowie Bailey wrote:
>> On 9/13/2015 10:58 AM, Timothy Murphy wrote:
>>> I take it then that there is no CLI method
>>> of setting up and running BackupPC ?
>> Sure there is.  All of the configuration is stored in text config
>> files.  There is a main config file for global options and each host has
>> a config file in it's own directory.
> Yes, it was pointed out to me that there are instructions in
> <http://backuppc.sourceforge.net/faq/BackupPC.html>
> in Step-7:-Talking-to-BackupPC.
> I note that these instructions end by advising the user not to follow them,
> but to set up the GUI method.
> Incidentally, I've been running BackupPC on my CentOS-7 server
> for about a week now, and I notice that no config file is created
> in /var/lib/BackupPC/pc/helen, where helen is the host-name.
> It seems the GUI method stores the config file somewhere else.

The GUI config editor is just an alternative to hand editing.  It uses 
the exact same files.

Keep in mind that the config files are stored separately from the 
backups.  On my system, the backups are under /data/BackupPC and the 
config files are under /etc/BackupPC.