Friday, 25 July 2014

Removing hosts from backuppc

Simply remove the host from the web interface and rm -rf the pc/<host> directory, then wait for the next BackupPC_nightly run - it will remove all superfluous files from the pools.

The path for this directory usually is:
If you want to force the clean-up process, you can remove your host like this:

1. Login to the Backuppc server
2. Remove the host in the Backuppc web-interface (under hosts)
3. remove it's directory /var/lib/Backuppc/pc/<hostname>:
rm -rf /var/lib/Backuppc/pc/<hostname>
4. Shutdown backuppc:
service backuppc stop
5. Change into backuppc:
su - backuppc
6. Run the nightly script:
/usr/share/BackupPC/bin/BackupPC_nightly 0 255
7. Go back to root:
8. Start backuppc again:
service backuppc start

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