Russell R Poyner | 28 Jan 17:12 2014
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V4 for production?

I'm in the process of building a BackupPC set up for about 200 users. 
The possibility of "incrementals forever" that looks to be available in 
V4 is quite appealing. My experience backing up windows PC's with V3 has 
been that the fulls take a long time and are much more likely to fail 
than incrementals. I've been using a script run via cygwin/ssh on the 
windows machines that creates a shadow copy and makes it available to 
BackupPC via rsyncd.

Not having to run regular, trouble-prone fulls of windows clients would 
be great.

So am I insane to be thinking about V4 on a sizeable production system?

R Poyner

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dleigh | 28 Jan 10:36 2014

BackupPC_tarCreate gives error "bad share or directory"

I've never gotten backuppc in-place restores to work.  I've been using backuppc for several years now, but
I'm just now getting around to trying to figure that part out!

Anyway, here's what I've tried and my results (command line under su backuppc):

$ /usr/share/backuppc/bin/BackupPC_tarCreate -h localhost -n 828 -s /home -t -r /leidav -p /leidav/
/leidav/zlink.txt&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;
&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;
/usr/share/backuppc/bin/BackupPC_tarCreate&#58; bad share or directory '/home//leidav/zlink.txt'
Done&#58; 0 files, 0 bytes, 0 dirs, 0 specials, 1 errors

So this command that I'm using is the command that the backuppc web interface creates when I select a file to
restore while browsing a backup.  So if the COMMAND is wrong, that's a bit annoying, but at least backuppc
allows you to change the command.  Hopefully it's not a problem in BackupPC_tarCreate - that would be even
more annoying!

Because it was putting "//" double slashes in the path, I thought that this was perhaps the problem.  So I
screwed around with the command by removing various slashes to see what the outcome was.  The error was
always the same even though the path DID reflect the changes that I made.  Here are those tries: 

$ /usr/share/backuppc/bin/BackupPC_tarCreate -h localhost -n 828 -s /home -t -r /leidav -p leidav/ /leidav/zlink.txt
/usr/share/backuppc/bin/BackupPC_tarCreate&#58; bad share or directory '/home//leidav/zlink.txt'
Done&#58; 0 files, 0 bytes, 0 dirs, 0 specials, 1 errors
$ /usr/share/backuppc/bin/BackupPC_tarCreate -h localhost -n 828 -s /home -t -r /leidav -p /leidav/ leidav/zlink.txt
/usr/share/backuppc/bin/BackupPC_tarCreate&#58; bad share or directory '/home/leidav/zlink.txt'
Done&#58; 0 files, 0 bytes, 0 dirs, 0 specials, 1 errors
$ /usr/share/backuppc/bin/BackupPC_tarCreate -h localhost -n 828 -s /home -t -r /leidav -p /leidav /leidav/zlink.txt
/usr/share/backuppc/bin/BackupPC_tarCreate&#58; bad share or directory '/home//leidav/zlink.txt'
Done&#58; 0 files, 0 bytes, 0 dirs, 0 specials, 1 errors
$ /usr/share/backuppc/bin/BackupPC_tarCreate -h localhost -n 828 -s home -t -r /leidav -p /leidav/ /leidav/zlink.txt
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Löffler Thomas J. | 27 Jan 16:41 2014
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Can't fork

Hi, 

Using backuppc 3.2.1-4 on debian backup Macs 10.8.5/10.9.1 with rsync. One Mac fails now and with
"BackupPC_dump -v -f ..." it gives the error 

Parent read EOF from child: fatal error!
Done: 0 files, 0 bytes
Got fatal error during xfer (Child exited prematurely)
cmdSystemOrEval: about to system /bin/ping -c 1 ...
Can't fork: Cannot allocate memory at /usr/share/backuppc/lib/BackupPC/Lib.pm Line 1341. 

This line is "if (  $host ne " " )  {". 

Any ideas? 

Thank you in advance, Thomas

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shankarp | 22 Jan 14:26 2014

Backuppc Restore to Previous Date

Hello All,

I am evaluating backuppc to implement it on our organization as our backup solution. I have noticed that,
when restoring it provides the latest backup only. Is it possible to restore to some previous dates using
backuppc (not the latest backup) ?

Thank you!

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Gopu Krishnan | 22 Jan 15:55 2014
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Re: Not getting any mail after the backup

Hi all,

I value the time all of you spent on assisting me to resolve my issue. So I am updating this ticket with my findings. Really, I had a custom script in my server which was sending out the notification upon successful completion. The location of the script is mentioned in backuppc configuration as
Edit config --> Backup Settings --> User commands -> DumpPostUserCmd as
/opt/email.sh $xferOK $host $type $client $hostIP $share $XferMethod $sshPath $cmdType
where /opt/email.sh is the custom script.

I have pasted the contents of email.sh if anyone want to use:

#!/bin/bash
# script to send simple email
# Email To ?
EMAIL="your_email_address"
# Email text/message
EMAILMESSAGE="/tmp/emailmessage.txt"

# Grab the status variables
xferOK=$1
host=$2
type=$3
client=$4
hostIP=$5
share=$6
XferMethod=$7
sshPath=$8
cmdType=$9

# Check if backup succeeded or not.
if [[ $xferOK == 1 ]]; then
        STATUS="SUCCESS"
else
        STATUS="FAILED"
fi

# email subject
SUBJECT="[BackupPC] $STATUS for host: $client"

# Email text/message
echo "Filesystem backup for $host $STATUS" > $EMAILMESSAGE
echo "" >>$EMAILMESSAGE
echo "Type: $type" >>$EMAILMESSAGE
echo "Client: $client" >>$EMAILMESSAGE
echo "Host: $host" >>$EMAILMESSAGE
echo "Host IP: $hostIP" >>$EMAILMESSAGE
echo "Share: $share" >>$EMAILMESSAGE
echo "XferMethod: $XferMethod" >>$EMAILMESSAGE
echo "sshPath: $sshPath" >>$EMAILMESSAGE
echo "cmdType: $cmdType" >>$EMAILMESSAGE

# send an email using /bin/mail
/bin/mail -s "$SUBJECT" "$EMAIL" < $EMAILMESSAGE

I am not sure whether it a default feature in backuppc


On Tue, Dec 3, 2013 at 4:52 AM, Gopu Krishnan <gopukrishnantec <at> gmail.com> wrote:
When I click on Log File, getting error :
Can't open log file /var/run/BackupPC/LOG


On Fri, Nov 29, 2013 at 8:05 AM, Gopu Krishnan <gopukrishnantec <at> gmail.com> wrote:
Hi Holger,

But I am not getting the notification even when the backup fails;that is the basic thing we need. Only bogus notification I am getting. :(

Thanks,


On Fri, Nov 29, 2013 at 12:15 AM, Holger Parplies <wbppc <at> parplies.de> wrote:
Hi,

Gopu Krishnan wrote [off-list] on 2013-11-28 09:10:46 +0530 [Re: [BackupPC-users] Not getting any mail after the backup]:
> [reordering top-posted message]
> On Thu, Nov 28, 2013 at 8:59 AM, Gopu Krishnan <gopukrishnantec <at> gmail.com>wrote:
> > Hello Holdger,
> >
> > I have my 'EMailAdminUserName' set to user <at> example.com (including TLD)
> > and 'EMailUserDestDomain' blank. I dont think this is causing an issue as I
> > am having another backuppc with the same configuration using that as
> > reference, I configured this new one. I closely monitored the
> > /var/log/maillog after starting a incr Backup and no mail is being sent
> > from the server. I doubt something is not triggering the mails after the
> > backup finishes for a host.
> >
> > Thanks,
> > Gopu
>
> One more thing, I am getting the mail "BackupPC administrative attention
> needed" which mentions the directories those are bogus. So issue is the
> mails are not generating after the backup

it has already been pointed out - ***there are no mails after a successful
backup***. That's not an issue, that's the concept.

Regards,
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Remi Verchere | 16 Jan 11:15 2014
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BackupPC_nightly runs Out of Memory

Dear all,

I am using backuppc for days, with the following set-up:
- Host with 2 CPU, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of swap
- Debian Wheezy 64 bits, BackupPC sid package (3.3.0)
- 38 hosts backuped
  - 38 full backups of total size of 500 GB
  - 130 inc backups of total size 220 GB
- Backup are on a NFS mount through an OpenMediaVault and JFS partition

When the BackupPC_nightly runs, it goes to an Out Of Memory issue:
$ sudo -u backuppc /usr/share/backuppc/bin/BackupPC_nightly 2 3
BackupPC_stats 2 = pool,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,
BackupPC_stats 3 = pool,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,
BackupPC_stats 2 = cpool,13502,17,719152,678028,0,0,7,7,0,1336,29727
Out of memory!

I see that BackupPC_nightly takes all the swap memory, and after a whil oom-killer is invoked.

Any idea on how I can resolve this issue ?

Thanks,

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vano | 13 Jan 11:57 2014

archive host isn't in web interface Hosts list

Hello. Ubuntu 12.04/Backuppc 3.3.0. Trying to create archive host for removable media. Host created OK in
"Edit Hosts". Host appeared in "Hosts with no Backups" in the "Host Summary". After changing transfer
metod to "Archive" and setting backup destination, host just disappears from Host Summary.
I added this host in /etc/hosts as "127.0.0.1". It listed in /etc/backuppc/hosts and
/etc/backuppc/hostname.pl exists. Restarted backuppc process and trying different host names -
result is the same. Any help wanted.

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jbk | 12 Jan 19:12 2014

Pam authentication - Fedora 20

I need some help re-establishing backups to my laptop that 
has been updated to Fedora 20 from Fedora 14.

I've been using BackupPC for 5 years now with minor issues 
usually after upgrades to the latest distro releases. All, 
clients and server, are Redhat linux based distro's. I have 
set up the server to ssh as backuppc to backuppc on the 
client as described on the BackupPC website.

The error message I get is:
sshd[2161]: fatal: Access denied for user backuppc by PAM 
account configuration [preauth]

What I have done to reconfigure backuppc:

Copy client host rsa.pub key to the servers backuppc 
knownhosts file
On the client I have restored the authorized_keys and 
knownhosts files with the correct permissions and ownerhips.

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Claude | 11 Jan 13:45 2014
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Replicating /var/lib/backuppc on distant server

I'm using backuppc to backup many local workstation which work realy fine. Thanks to the developpers. Now I
want to have a copy of all my backup, around 2TB, sent to a remote location on a server with a raid 5 and also
running backuppc which is also used to backup other locals workstations.

How should I proceed? Using my local backuppc via the archive to send a copy to the remote server or using the
remote server backuppc to backup my local /var/lib/backuppc dir.
I want sommething fully automated on a weekly basis like what I have with my local backuppc

Thanks,

Claude Gelinas agr.
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jargon | 10 Jan 10:09 2014
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Using external USB disk for BackupPC Data directory

Hi

I was wondering if it's possible to have the Data directory on an
external USB drive that is connected to the box were BackupPC is installed?

Thanks

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