The sysutils/backuppc port

backuppc-3.3.2p3 – remote backup software system (cvsweb github mirror)


BackupPC is a high-performance, enterprise-grade system for backing
up Linux, WinXX, and MacOS PCs and laptops to a server's disk.
BackupPC is highly configurable and easy to install and maintain.

Given the ever decreasing cost of disks and raid systems, it is now
practical and cost effective to backup a large number of machines onto
a server's local disk or network storage. This is what BackupPC does.
For some sites, this might be the complete backup solution. For other
sites, additional permanent archives could be created by periodically
backing up the server to tape.  A variety of Open Source systems are
available for doing backup to tape.

BackupPC is written in Perl and extracts backup data via rsync, or tar
over ssh/rsh/nfs.  It is robust, reliable, well documented and freely
available as Open Source on SourceForge.
WWW: https://backuppc.sourceforge.net


| Running ${PKGSTEM} on OpenBSD

BackupPC is now installed, and sample configuration files were created in
${SYSCONFDIR}/backuppc/config.pl and ${SYSCONFDIR}/backuppc/hosts

Basic configuration

You need to add hosts to backup to the 'hosts' file, and at least set
XferMethod and CgiURL configuration directives in config.pl. If you want
to configure BackupPC through the webinterface, you should also set the
CgiAdminUsers configuration directive, and configure Apache to
authenticate the corresponding users using plain httpd auth mechanism.

Refer to http://backuppc.sourceforge.net/faq/BackupPC.html for detailed
informations. If you want to backup Windows clients, you should install
net/samba package, and if you want to use rsync method you should install
net/rsync and devel/p5-File-RsyncP packages. By default if you want to use
either rsync or tar, BackupPC assumes that you've setupped root access
to remote hosts using ssh keys without passphrases.

BackupPC_Admin configuration

To enable BackupPC_Admin web interface within Apache once wwbackuppc.fcgi
has been spawned, please create a symbolic link like this:

# ln -s /var/www/conf/modules.sample/backuppc.conf \
# /etc/rc.d/apache2 restart

BackupPC_Admin should be available at http://domain.tld/BackupPC_Admin/


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