bbackupd - Box Backup client daemon
[-DFkqvVT] [-c config-file] [-t tag]
runs on client computers in the background, finding new files to
back up. When it is time for a backup, bbackupd
will connect to the
server ( bbstored
) to upload the files.
A running bbackupd
daemon can be controlled with the bbackupctl
command, to make it shut down, reload its configuration, or start an immediate
needs to be configured to tell it which files to back up, how
often, and to which server (running bbstored
). See the Client
Configuration page for more information. For this, you must write a
configuration file. You must either place it in the default location, or tell
where to find it.
You can check the default location with the -h
option. The default on
Unix systems is usually /etc/box/bbackupd.conf
. On Windows systems, it
in the same directory where bbackupd.exe
located. If bbackupd cannot find or read the configuration file, it will log
an error message and exit.
usually writes log messages to the system logs, using the
, which you can use to filter them to send them to a
separate file. It can also write them to the console, see options below. If
is not doing what you expect, please check the logs first of
Use the specified configuration file. If
-c is omitted, the last argument is the configuration file. If none is
specified, the default is used (see above).
Debugging mode. Do not fork into the
background (do not run as a daemon). Not available on Windows.
No-fork mode. Same as -D for bbackupd.
Not available on Windows.
Keep console open after fork, keep writing log
messages to it. Not available on Windows.
Run more quietly. Reduce verbosity level by
one. Available levels are NOTHING, FATAL, ERROR,
WARNING, NOTICE, INFO, TRACE, EVERYTHING.
Default level is NOTICE in non-debugging builds. Use once to drop to
WARNING level, twice for ERROR level, four times for no logging
Run more verbosely. Increase verbosity level
by one. Use once to raise to INFO level, twice for TRACE level,
three times for EVERYTHING (currently the same as TRACE).
Run at maximum verbosity (EVERYTHING
Tag each console message with specified
marker. Mainly useful in testing when running multiple daemons on the same
Timestamp each line of console output.