Day 2: Ubuntu RAID-1 and LVM enabled filer on a USB stick with backuppc

Update after few weeks… Backuppc is pretty nice and useful.

Some minor pitfalls and tips on backuppc:

  1. There maybe existing username backup on your Linux system. Dont confuse it with backuppc.
  2. One some Linux systems backuppc user is BackupPC.
  3. Make sure you have enough inodes!!
  4. Its documentation on its website somehow is hard to understand. See /etc/backuppc/config.pl instead.
  5. Use prepackaged Cygwin rsyncd from backuppc web site over Samba on winblows systems
  6. Make sure ssh keys are set for backuppc and not for root user
  7. Run ‘sudo -u backuppc /usr/share/backuppc/bin/BackupPC_dump -v -f backupclient’ on xterm to see what is really going wrong…
  8. Using backuppc make backups of your USB stick
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