faubackup.conf - Configuration for faubackup(8)
Configuration is read from /etc/faubackup.conf. Blank lines and lines
starting with ‘#’ are ignored. Perl-Syntax is used to change things:
‘$key = value;’. The file must start with package FAUBACKUP; and end
These settings are supported:
$backup = string;
The default destination for backups. This is used when no
destination directory is specified on the command line. It may
contain the special strings MACHINE and/or DIR, which are
replaced by the hostname or directory-name of the backup source.
Slashes in the source directory name will be converted to
dashes. Default is "/backup/MACHINE:DIR".
$autocreate = number;
If non-zero, faubackup will create the destination directory, if
it doesn’t already exist. Default is enabled (1).
$keepyears = number;
Yearly backups are kept for at least number years when cleaning.
Default is to keep two yearly backups.
$keepmonths = number;
Monthly backups are kept for at least number months when
cleaning. Default is to keep twelve monthly backups.
$keepweeks = number;
Weekly backups are kept for at least number weeks when cleaning.
Default is to keep four weekly backups.
$keepdays = number;
Daily backups are kept for at least number days when cleaning.
Default is to keep seven daily backups.
$keeplastofday = boolean;
If this is nonzero, the last daily backup (instead of the first)
will be kept when cleaning. Default is zero (keep the first
even for daily backups).
$rsh = string;
The command executed to start commands on remote machines. This
may be overwritten by the environment Variable FAUBACKUP_RSH.
Default is to use "rsh".
$gather = string;
The command used to gather the files. Default is
$scatter = string;
The command used to scatter the files. Default is
$find = string;
The command used to compute the file list to backup. Default is
"faubackup-find". This command must list all files on stdout,
separated by NUL characters. The last entry sent MUST be the
current directory, "."!
$getroot = string;
The command used to obtain root access. Can be set to "sudo" or
similar. There is no default.
@ignore = list of strings;
Arguments passed to the $find Command. For faubackup-find, this
is a list of expressions not to be processed. See
faubackup-find(8) for details.
$atime_preserve = number;
If this variable is non-null then --atime-preserve will be
passed to faubackup-gather
FauBackup is Copyright (c) 2000-01 Dr. Volkmar Sieh, (c) 2000-06 Martin
Waitz. Developed at Friedrich Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg.
FauBackup comes with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY. This is free software;
you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU
General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation;
either version 2, or (at your option) any later version. Look at
COPYING for details.
This manual page was written by Martin Waitz <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
February 9, 2001