Installing BackupNetClone can vary a lot based on where it
will reside. If you want detailed instructions, check out the
Installation page. If you just want an
overview, here's a quick start guide that covers the
general steps required:
- Install rsync and SSH servers on the "backup clients" (the systems that have data that needs to be backed up).
- Copy the private key of the backup clients onto the "backup server" (the Linux system that will be running BackupNetClone). Alternatively, add the backup server's public key to the authorized_keys lists on the backup clients.
- Verify rsync and passwordless SSH are working between the backup server and the backup clients.
- Place BackupNetClone's *.sh files in a directory of your choosing on the backup server.
- Modify BackupNetClone's main settings in the system_config.sh file.
- Copy and/or modify the backup-config.example.sh file, creating one such file for each backup client module that you want backed up.
- Add start_here.sh as a cron job to automate BackupNetClone.
- Check the logs/ directory for status and to help troubleshoot problems.
If installation seems too complicated for you, or you simply don't want to
invest the time to install a BackupNetClone system yourself, you can
contact me to negotiate my rates for completing
a custom installation for you.
Benjamin L. Brown, released to the Public Domain.