BACKUP.D - Action configuration files for backupninja(1).
To preform the actual backup actions, backupninja processes each action
configuration file in /etc/backup.d according to the file’s suffix.
.sh run this file as a shell script.
.rdiff backup action for rdiff-backup.
.dup backup action for duplicity.
.maildir backup action for slow, incremental rsyncs of tens of
thousands of maildirs.
.mysql backup action for safe MySQL dumps.
.pgsql backup action for safe PostgreSQL dumps.
.ldap backup action for safe OpenLdap dumps.
.sys backup action for general system reports and hardware
.svn backup action for safe backups of subversion repositories.
.trac backup action for safe backups of trac repositories.
.makecd backup action for burning backups to CD/DVD or creating ISOs.
These files must be owned by root and must not be world or group
readable/writable. Support for additional configuration types can be
added by dropping bash scripts with the name of the suffix into
The configuration files are processed in alphabetical order. However,
it is suggested that you name the config files in "sysvinit style."
Typically, you will put a ’.rdiff’ config file last, so that any
database dumps you make are included in the filesystem backup. Action
configurations which end with .disabled are skipped.
Example templates for the action configuration files can be found in
/usr/share/doc/backupninja/examples. You can also use ninjahelper(1), a
console based "wizard" for creating backup actions.
By default, each configuration file is processed everyday at 01:00 (1
AM). This can be changed by specifying the ’when’ option in a backup
action’s config file or in the global configuration file. Special value
’manual’ will disable scheduling for the backup action. It is possible
to run the backup action manually by invoking ninjahelper(1) with --run
command line argument.
when = sundays at 02:00
when = 30th at 22
when = 30 at 22:00
when = everyday at 01
when = Tuesday at 05:00
when = hourly
when = manual
These values for "when" are invalid:
when = tuesday at 2am
when = tuesday at 2
when = tues at 02
A configuration file will be processed at the time(s) specified by the
"when" option. If multiple "when" options are present, then they all
apply. If two configurations files are scheduled to run in the same
hour, then we fall back on the alphabetical ordering specified above.
The "when" must occur before any sections in the action configuration
The file format of the action configuration files is "ini style."
Sections are created by using square bracket. Long lines are connected
with a backslash. For example:
# this is a comment
fish = red
fish = blue
apple = yes
pear = no thanks \
i will not have a pear.
backupninja(1), ninjahelper(1), backupninja.conf(5),
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