[Box Backup] Boxbackup Installation Procedures for Fedora Core
2 & Windows Clients
Sun, 7 Nov 2004 10:55:31 -0500 (EST)
Your welcome. Feel free to take what I have done and modify, update and
include in your package, all GNU.
In my experience, it is easy to get frustrated just trying to install Open
Source and quit before they even get to try good products like boxbackup.
It would be nice to see a frontend on the CA to allow clients to generate
their certificates online and provide key escrow so that if they lost them
they could retrieve them again. The assumption would be that they would
have to have an account on the CA to login.
Will the new client eventually support 98/NT clients? Still alot out there.
> On 6 Nov 2004, at 15:42, Martin Ebourne wrote:
>> On Sat, 2004-11-06 at 15:03, ken wrote:
>>> Here is an installation procedure for boxbackup on Fedora Core 2 and
>>> Windows Clients using the new Windows client.
>>> Hope it helps some and gets more people using boxbackup.
>> If Ben could update the 0.08 tarball with the last RPM patch then the
>> adduser would be unnecessary too.
> I have updated it in my sources, and it will appear when I next do a
> release. I have some minor changes and fixes, so will do a PLUS1
> version just before I start integrating the Win32 native port, and
> modifying it to do multiple streams for Mac OS X fork and Win32
>> In your example you appear to be backing up the home directories back
>> the home partition again - probably not the best thing to do! Probably
>> under /mnt or /srv would be the best places to put the backup
> To be fair, he does use an ExcludeDir directive to avoid this problem.
>> Looking good though. Probably less intimidating than Ben's fully
>> comprehensive documentation. :)
> Yeah, I know I need to revisit this. :-)
> A couple of things which I noticed.
> 1) Modifying the openssl.cnf file is not necessary.
> 2) You are incorrect about the necessity to protect the CA to be able
> to restore data. You only need to protect it to ensure all clients and
> servers are authenticated properly.
> If you did lose it, you could replace all the certificates on the
> server and clients, and still be able to use your existing data. If you
> lose a client or server cert, you can just sign a new one. It's only
> the keys file on the client (X-FileEncKeys.raw) which you need to look
> after carefully, because that is not replaceable.
> Thanks for posting your instructions!
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