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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