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NAME

       simplebackup.conf - configuration file for simplebackup(1)

DESCRIPTION

       This   file   contains  the  configuration  for  the  backups  done  by
       simplebackup(1).

SYNTAX

       This file is a bash(1) shell script.  It is  used  to  set  some  shell
       variables  and a shell function that are used by the backup script.  Be
       careful in what you write here: the configuration file is  sourced  and
       all commands within are executed on the beginning of a backup.

VARIABLES

       SILENT If  set  to  true,  simplebackup  will  print  only  errors  and
              warnings.

       TARGETDIR
              This is the directory where the backup is written to.   Be  sure
              to have enough free disk space here.

       WORKDIR
              This  is the directory where the backup is prepared.  Disk space
              needed here is the sum of  all  data  to  be  backed  up.   This
              directory  will be deleted on startup, so don’t point to anyting
              important.

       BACKUPDIRS
              These paths and their subdirectories are to be backed  up  while
              crossing  file  system  boundaries.   Use : to separate multiple
              paths.

       BACKUPDIRS_ONEFS
              These paths and their subdirectories are to be  backed  up.   No
              file  system  boundaries  will  be  crossed.   Use : to separate
              multiple paths.

       NAME   This is the name of the backup.  It is later  prepended  with  a
              timestamp.

       LOCKFILE
              This lockfile is used to detect another running backup.  You can
              run multiple different backups in parallel  by  using  different
              lockfiles in different configurations.

       NICELEVEL
              Nice level to run with.  20 is low priority, 0 is normal, -20 is
              high priority (only root can do this).

       CHROOT Chroot path.  If you want  to  backup  another  system  that  is
              reachable  via your file system, you have to point this variable
              to the other system’s root directory.  Leave  empty  for  normal
              operation.

FUNCTIONS

       extracommands()
              These  commands  are  executed  before the backup.  Here you can
              dump databases, save your partition layout etc.  Put  additional
              files  to  be backed up into $WORKDIR or subdirectories thereof.
              extracommand() is executed before entering a possible $CHROOT.

       postcopy()
              These commands are executed after copying  all  files  into  the
              $WORKDIR,  but  before putting them into the backup archive.  If
              some files need to be excluded from the $BACKUPDIRS then  delete
              them here.  postcopy() is executed outside a possible $CHROOT.

       postbackup()
              These  commands  are  executed after the backup.  The new backup
              filename is available as $BACKUPFILE.

SEE ALSO

       simplebackup(1), expirebackups(1)

AUTHOR

       simplebackup was written by Christian Garbs <mitch@cgarbs.de>.

COPYRIGHT

       simplebackup is licensed under GNU GPL v2 or later