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NAME

       faubackup.conf - Configuration for faubackup(8)

SYNOPSIS

       /etc/faubackup.conf

DESCRIPTION

       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
       with 1;.

       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
              "faubackup-gather".

       $scatter = string;
              The   command   used   to   scatter   the   files.   Default  is
              "faubackup-scatter".

       $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

SEE ALSO

       faubackup(8)

COPYRIGHT

       FauBackup is Copyright (c) 2000-01 Dr. Volkmar Sieh, (c) 2000-04 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.

AUTHOR

       This manual page was written by Martin Waitz <tali@admingilde.org>.

                               February  9, 2001             FAUBACKUP.CONF(5)