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How to upgrade BackupPC v3.3.1 to v4.3.0 in Centos 6

BackupPC when installed from the centos Repo and using my older post is quite an old version – a lot of updates have happened on github since it moved away from Sourceforge: How to Install BackupPC on Centos 6.8 What we aim to accomplish: Upgrade of BackupPC Finishing touches (edits) Add some CSS to make it look nice   Firstly shutdown services backuppc and httpd: sudo service backuppc stop sudo service httpd stop   We […]

BackupPC configuration of Server and Client

We will now configure the server and backup client (in my case another centos server)   Firstly let’s generate a RSA key pair for the backuppc user on the backup server: ssh root@backup01 mkdir /var/lib/BackupPC/.ssh chown backuppc:backuppc /var/lib/BackupPC/.ssh chmod 700 /var/lib/BackupPC/.ssh   Now use the backuppc user to create a key pair: su -s /bin/bash backuppc   You will get a bash-4.1$ or something similar prompt: type: ssh-keygen -t dsa Press Enter a few times, […]

How to Install BackupPC on Centos 6.8

Enable Networking: How to Enable Static IP on Centos 6 Post Installation Configurations: How to configure Centos 6 after Installation Install and enable Epel Release: yum install epel-release -y   Install backuppc: yum install backuppc mod_perl mod_ssl -y It will install httpd, rsync and everything else it needs.   It’s installed a web server, but in order that we can browse it we have to at least open up port 80. In this case I […]

How to configure Centos 6 after Installation

Installing Base & Updates   We will now want to install the nice complimentary things that Centos can give us through yum. Yum is the way we install Applications and services.   Lets update what we have, it will download the packages from the internet and then automatically install them. [root@backup01 ~]# yum -y update   We now will install extras and tools that will help up along the way of configuring Centos for whatever […]

How to Enable Static IP on Centos 6

Enable Networking:   This obviously varies from one networking setup to another. We will be setting a static IP on our setup and reccommend you do too on eth0 from the local console. I will be recording now every step straight after the Installation reboot.   This is via a monitor or local Console. Backup01 Login: root Enter Password   I wanted to ensure that the ethernet cable I plugged in was detected by my […]

The problem with internet tutorials

Today I was installing some self hosted opensource software and my god, i kept and running through problems after problems. For each problem there were multiple solutions that people on the internet put forward – my problems was that none of the people who posted the original issues actually replied back to say yeah it worked or no that’s not right. Everyones a “new member” with one post. Irritating. Anyway, i managed to get it […]