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  1. #1
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    BackupPC

    I am trying to get going BackupPC on a fedora 12 64 bit machine as the server.
    I have got Apache running asn can see the test page. I can log on to the BackupPC web page at http://127.0.0.1/BackupPC
    but that is about as far as it goes.

    The web page does not have anything on it that I can configure, or get any useful information on. There are a number of menu item missing
    Admin options, LOG file. Old Logs, Email summary, Config file, Host file, Current queues are all missing.

    This according to the articel I have showing a BackupPC web page sceen.

    I have edited the /etc/hosts file to include the localhost and the backupserver IP address. I have also added these to the /etc/BackupPc/hosts file.

    The web page that is displayed not only has the missing menu items but the colour of th highlighted menu item is blue not green as in the typical pictures I have.

    I have tried to use the article Back Up linux and Windows systems with backupPC from howtoforge as the basis. As I indicated I can get teh web page up but can not do anything. Clearly I have missed something.

    Can anyone assist me to get this going. Is there a definative article somewhere that sets up BackupPC on Fedora 12?

    Many Thanks

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    Re: BackupPC

    firewall?
    SELinux?

    Maybe you could toggle them off just to see if that is where the issue is?

    Good Luck,
    Pat Jr.
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    Re: BackupPC

    Thanks for the suggestions.

    Tried both one at a time and together but there was no change.

    Below is the basic procedure I followed to get the the point in the original post.

    checked the:
    /etc/httpd/cond.f/BackupPC
    changed allow 127.0.0.1 to allow 127.0.0.1 192.xxx.xxx.1/24

    set the password for apache users
    #htpasswd -c /etc/BackupPC/apache.users backuppc
    password xxxxxx

    added to DNS the machines
    192.xxx.xxx.xxx backup Backup server
    192.xxx.xxx.xxx...Home machine to be backed up

    edited the
    /etc/BackupPC/hosts
    Home 0 XYZ also tried

    192.xxx.xxx.xxx. 0 XYZ

    left /etc/BackupPC/config.pl as standard with a view to modifing it later to account of he foldrs to be backed up.

    # /etc/init.d/BackupPC restart
    # service BackupPC start
    #service httpd restart

    Checked the services to make sure these are running.

    Set up httpd to start each time
    chkconfig httpd on

    If I do a
    nmblookup -A 192.xxx.xxx.xxx. (either of the IP address above)
    I get a message to say
    no reply from 192.xxx.xxx.xxx

    I can ping the IP addresses ok.

    I clearly have missed some thing. Do I have to change permissions some here, change something in the /etc/BackupPC/config.pl file. Anything the the users and grups to change?

    Would be greatful if I could be pointed in the right direction.

    Many Thanks

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    Re: BackupPC

    This may be the wrong forum to post your question. The BackupPC forum linked form the sourceforge site is a better place because there is a lot of traffic.
    I am running BackupPC and followed the documentation to get it working on my server using rsync. The documentation is good and the help from the site I mentioned above is even better. You shouldn't have to wait long for an answer there.
    It has been two years since I configured my server so I can't remember what specific things I did.
    jbkt23
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  5. #5
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    Re: BackupPC

    thanks much appreciated. I will try your suggestion

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