raidfile-config - Configure Box Backup's RAID files
config-dir blocksize dir1 [dir2 [dir3]]
raidfile-config creates a raidfile.conf file for Box Backup. This file holds
information about the directories used to store backups in. Box Backup
supports userland RAID, in a restricted RAID5 configuration, where 3 and only
3 ´drives´ are supported. You can read more about RAID5 (and
other RAID-levels) here
The parameters are as follows:
The directory path where configuration files
are located. Usually this is /etc/box. raidfile.conf will be
written in this directory.
The block size used for file storage in the
system, in bytes. Using a multiple of the file system block size is a good
strategy. Depending on the size of the files you will be backing up, this
multiple varies. Of course it also depends on the native block size of your
The first directory in the built-in RAID
The second directory in the built-in RAID
array. If you are not using the built-in RAID functionality, this field should
be ignored. You should not use the built-in RAID if you have a hardware RAID
solution or if you´re using another type of software RAID (like md on
The third directory in the built-in RAID
array. The same notes that apply to dir2 also apply to
Note that there are currently no way to add multiple disk sets to the
raidfile.conf file using command line tools, etc. See raidfile.conf
for details on adding more disks.
If you find a bug in Box Backup, and you want to let us know about it, join the
, and send a description of the problem there.
To report a bug, give us at least the following information:
•The version of Box Backup you are
•The platform you are running on
(hardware and OS), for both client and server.
•If possible attach your config files
(bbstored.conf, bbackupd.conf) to the bug report.
•Also attach any log file output that
helps shed light on the problem you are seeing.
•And last but certainly not least, a
description of what you are seeing, in as much detail as possible.
generates the raidfile.conf
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