[Box Backup] backup with mini-itx

Ben Summers boxbackup@fluffy.co.uk
Tue, 13 Sep 2005 10:26:53 +0100

On 13 Sep 2005, at 10:18, Maarten van Lieshout wrote:

> I want to make the first backup of a server using a mini-itx with
> boxbackup on it. After that the backup-data on this mini-itx should be
> moved to an another server at our office. The reason I want to do  
> this is
> that our clients don't have a adsl-line with enough upstream  
> capacity, so
> the first backup would take ages (considered they have about 20 to  
> 50 GB
> to backup).
> What would be the right procedure to do this? Do I have to generate  
> the
> keys again between the itx and the final backupserver?

You should generate separate keys for each server, but from the same  
CA. Both servers should use the same RAID type (ie no RAID or with  

The procedure is

* Allocate account number

* Create account on mini server

* Setup client, change hostname in config to IP of mini server

* Wait for backup

* Stop client, change hostname to main server

* Create account on main server (with same account number)

* Move files across from mini server

* Start client.

You should leave the client running on site with the right hostname,  
as long as you move the files then create the entry in the  
accounts.txt file manually. This is, of course, slightly more complex.