BACKUP.D - Action configuration files for backupninja(1)
To preform the actual backup actions, backupninja processes each action
configuration file in /etc/backup.d according to the file's suffix.
- run this file as a shell script.
- backup action for rdiff-backup.
- backup action for duplicity.
- backup action for slow, incremental rsyncs of tens of
thousands of maildirs.
- backup action for safe MySQL dumps.
- backup action for safe PostgreSQL dumps.
- backup action for general system reports and hardware
- backup action for safe backups of subversion
- backup action for safe backups of trac repositories.
- backup action for burning backups to CD/DVD or creating
- These files must be owned by root and must not be world or
group readable/writable. Support for additional configuration types can be
added by dropping bash scripts with the name of the suffix into
- The configuration files are processed in alphabetical
order. However, it is suggested that you name the config files in
- For example:
- Typically, you will put a '.rdiff' config file last, so
that any database dumps you make are included in the filesystem backup.
Action configurations which end with .disabled are skipped.
- Example templates for the action configuration files can be
found in /usr/share/doc/backupninja/examples. You can also use
ninjahelper(1), a console based "wizard" for creating
By default, each configuration file is processed everyday at 01:00 (1 AM). This
can be changed by specifying the 'when' option in a backup action's config
file or in the global configuration file. Special value 'manual' will disable
scheduling for the backup action. It is possible to run the backup action
manually by invoking ninjahelper(1)
with --run command line argument.
when = sundays at 02:00
when = 30th at 22
when = 30 at 22:00
when = everyday at 01
when = Tuesday at 05:00
when = hourly
when = manual
These values for "when" are invalid:
when = tuesday at 2am
when = tuesday at 2
when = tues at 02
A configuration file will be processed at the time(s) specified by the
"when" option. If multiple "when" options are present,
then they all apply. If two configurations files are scheduled to run in the
same hour, then we fall back on the alphabetical ordering specified above. The
"when" must occur before any sections in the action configuration
The file format of the action configuration files is "ini style."
Sections are created by using square bracket. Long lines are connected with a
backslash. For example:
# this is a comment
fish = red
fish = blue
apple = yes
pear = no thanks \
i will not have a pear.
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