Provided by: backupninja_0.9.5-2_all
NINJAHELPER - A menu driven curses-based interface to walk you through
Ninjahelper is an helper script to walk you through configuration of
the backup tasks for backupninja. It is a curses based "wizard" with an
intuitive menu-driven interface.
ADDING NEW HELPERS
To add an additional ’wizard’ to ninjahelper, follow these steps:
(1) create a file in the handlers directory (eg.
/usr/share/backupninja) using the .helper extention. For
example, if you wish to create a helper for the handler "blue",
create the file /usr/share/backupninja/blue.helper.
(2) next, add your helper to the global HELPERS variable and define
the main function for your helper (the function name is always
<helper>_wizard). To use the blue.helper as an example:
... do work here ...
(3) look at the existing helpers to see how they are written. Try to
re-use functions, such as the dialog functions that are defined
in easydialog.sh, or the vserver functions defined in
(4) test, re-test, and test again. Try to break the helper by going
backwards, try to think like someone who has no idea how to
configure your handler would think, try to make your helper as
simple as possible. Walk like a cat, become your shadow, don’t
let your senses betray you.
backupninja(1), backupninja.conf(5), backup.d(5),
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