Changes between Version 5 and Version 6 of faq/backup-setup


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Dec 16, 2008, 3:03:37 PM (12 years ago)
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    11== How do I setup a backup account on May First/People Link? ==
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    3 If you are running a linux system and you'd like an offsite server to back your data up to, you can use the May First/People Link shared backup server. If you are using an OS X server, you will not be able to use these directions. You will be able to do backups using rsync (with: [http://www.quesera.com/reynhout/misc/rsync+hfsmode/ rsync+hfsmode]), however, rdiff-backup uses the rsync libraries, it does not call rsync directly. So getting the proper HFS file system support will require using rsync+hfsmode directly). If you are using Windows, we'd strongly encourage you to setup a linux file server prior to trying any type of automated backup system.
     3If you are running a linux system and you'd like an offsite server to back your data up to, you can use one of May First/People Links' shared backup servers. If you are using an OS X server, you will not be able to use these directions. You will be able to do backups using rsync (with: [http://www.quesera.com/reynhout/misc/rsync+hfsmode/ rsync+hfsmode]), however, rdiff-backup uses the rsync libraries, it does not call rsync directly. So getting the proper HFS file system support will require using rsync+hfsmode directly). If you are using Windows, we'd strongly encourage you to setup a linux file server prior to trying any type of automated backup system.
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    55Having said that...You are free to use whatever backup software you like, provided that it can copy files via ssh using an ssh public/private key pair.
     
    1111The directions below assume that you are running Debian linux.
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    13  * Create an ssh key pair as the root user on your server (if you haven't already):
     13  * Create an ssh key pair as the root user on your server (if you haven't already):
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    1515{{{
     
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    20  * [/newticket Post a ticket], with your public key attached, asking to have your public key installed on our server. On your server, the public key should be stored in /root/.ssh/id_rsa.pub
     20 * [/newticket Post a ticket], with your public key attached, asking to have your public key installed on our server. On your server, the public key should be stored in /root/.ssh/id_rsa.pub.
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    22  * Test the public key (after you've received confirmation that it has been installed) by trying to ssh into our backup server while you are root:
     22 * You will be told which of our backup servers to use (for example, b.backup.mayfirst.org or c.backup.mayfirst.org, etc.). This information will be used below.
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     24 * Test the public key (after you've received confirmation that it has been installed) by trying to ssh into our backup server while you are root (replace b.backup.mayfirst.org with your backup server).
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    2426{{{
    25 ssh MEMBERNAME-sync@c.backup.mayfirst.org
     27ssh MEMBERNAME-sync@b.backup.mayfirst.org
    2628}}}
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    8082# the machine which will receive the backups
    81 host = c.backup.mayfirst.org
     83# REPLACE WITH YOUR BACKUP SERVER
     84host = b.backup.mayfirst.org
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    8386# put the backups under this directory