The account number of this client. This is set by the
admin of the store server.
Specifies the interval between scanning of the local
discs. To avoid cycles of load on the server, this time is randomly adjusted
by a small percentage as the daemon runs. Defaults to 1 hour.
Specifies how long since a file was last modified before
it will be uploaded. Defaults to 6 hours.
If a file is repeatedly modified it won´t be
uploaded immediately in case it´s modified again. However it should be
uploaded eventually. This is how long we should wait after first noticing a
change. Defaults to 1 day.
Use this to temporarily stop bbackupd from syncronising
or connecting to the store. This specifies a program or script script which is
run just before each sync, and ideally the full path to the interpreter. It
will be run as the same user bbackupd is running as, usually root.
The script prints either "now" or a number to STDOUT
(and a terminating newline, no quotes). If the result was "now",
then the sync will happen. If it´s a number, then the script will be
asked again in that number of seconds.
For example, you could use this on a laptop to only backup when on
a specific network.
How much time should be spent on diffing files.
The port used by the server. Defaults to 2201.
Logs everything that happens between the client and
server. The bbackupd(8)
client must also be started with
Where the command socket is created in the
The location of the script which runs at certain events.
This script is generated by bbackupd-config(8)
. Defaults to
The path to the client´s public certificate.
The path to the client´s private key. This should
only be readable by root.
The data encryption key. This must be kept safe at
all costs, your data is useless without it!
A directory to keep temporary state files. This is
usually something like /var/bbackupd.
This section relates to the running daemon.
The location of the process ID file. Defaults to
This section defines each directory to be backed up. Each
entry must have at least a Path entry and, optionally, include and exclude
Multiple include and exclude directives may appear.
The path to back up.
Exclude a single file.
Exclude multiple files based on a regular expression. See
Exclude a single directory.
Exclude multiple directories based on a regular
expression. See re_format(7)
Include a single file from a directory which has been
Include multiple files from an excluded directory, based
on a regular expression.
Include a single directory from a directory which has
Include multiple directories from an excluded directory,
based on a regular expression.