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NAME

       bbackupctl - Control the Box Backup client daemon

SYNOPSIS

       bbackupctl [-q] [-c config-file] command

DESCRIPTION

       bbackupctl sends commands to a running bbackupd daemon on a client machine. It can be used
       to force an immediate backup, tell the daemon to reload its configuration files or stop
       the daemon. If bbackupd is configured in snapshot mode, it will not back up automatically,
       and the bbackupctl must be used to tell it when to start a backup.

       Communication with the bbackupd daemon takes place over a local socket (not over the
       network). Some platforms (notably Windows) can´t determine if the user connecting on this
       socket has the correct credentials to execute the commands. On these platforms, ANY local
       user can interfere with bbackupd. To avoid this, remove the CommandSocket option from
       bbackupd.conf, which will also disable bbackupctl. See the Client Configuration page for
       more information.

       bbackupctl needs to read the bbackupd configuration file to find out the name of the
       CommandSocket. If you have to tell bbackupd where to find the configuration file, you will
       have to tell bbackupctl as well. The default on Unix systems is usually
       /etc/box/bbackupd.conf. On Windows systems, it is bbackupd.conf in the same directory
       where bbackupd.exe is located. If bbackupctl cannot find or read the configuration file,
       it will log an error message and exit.

       bbackupctl usually writes error messages to the console and the system logs. If it is not
       doing what you expect, please check these outputs first of all.

       -q
           Run in quiet mode.

       -c config-file
           Specify configuration file.

   Commands
       The following commands are available in bbackupctl:

       terminate
           This command cleanly shuts down bbackupd. This is better than killing or terminating
           it any other way.

       reload
           Causes the bbackupd daemon to re-read all its configuration files. Equivalent to kill
           -HUP.

       sync
           Initiates a backup. If no files need to be backed up, no connection will be made to
           the server.

       force-sync
           Initiates a backup, even if the SyncAllowScript says that no backup should run now.

       wait-for-sync
           Passively waits until the next backup starts of its own accord, and then terminates.

       wait-for-end
           Passively waits until the next backup starts of its own accord and finishes, and then
           terminates.

       sync-and-wait
           Initiates a backup, waits for it to finish, and then terminates.

FILES

       /etc/box/bbackupd.conf

SEE ALSO

       bbackupd.conf(5), bbackupd-config(8), bbackupctl(8)

AUTHORS

       Ben Summers

       Per Thomsen

       James O´Gorman