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installing and configuring IBackup perl scripts

cd /usr/local/sbin
wget https://www.ibackup.com/online-backup-linux/downloads/download-for-linux/IBackup_for_Linux.zip
unzip IBackup_for_Linux.zip
cd IBackup_for_Linux
chmod a+x *.pl
./Account_Setting.pl
Enter your
  • username
  • password
  • key
  • backup location (defaults to hostname)
  • restore location (they recommend using /home/)
  • restore from location (defaults to hostname)
  • email ID
  • retain logs? YES
  • select Backup type: 1 (mirror)

It then asks if you want to log in, say yes.

  • Add the list of files to back up to BackupsetFile.txt
  • Add the list of files to exclude to FullExcludeList.txt, PartialExcludeList.txt, and/or RegexExcludeList.txt, depending on how you want to exclude them.

setting up backupninja jobs

cd /etc/backup.d

create 56-iBackup.sh with contents:

#!/bin/sh

cd /usr/local/sbin/IBackup_for_Linux/

OUTPUT=$((

/usr/local/sbin/IBackup_for_Linux/Backup_Script.pl --silent

) 2>&1)

if [ $? -ne 0 ]
then
warning $OUTPUT
fi

create 57-iBackup_test.sh
remember to change the path to include your username

#!/bin/sh

## YOU MUST CHANGE THIS TO REFLECT THE LOCAL PATH
path="/usr/local/sbin/IBackup_for_Linux/user_profile/USERNAME/Backup/Manual/LOGS" 

# declare variables for checking the timestamp against
today=`date "+%a %b %e"`
yesterday=`date -d "yesterday" "+%a %b %e"`
cnt=`ls -l $path |grep "$today\|$yesterday"| wc -l`

# find if there are errors
errorcnt=`find $path -name **"$yesterday"** -exec cat {} \; | grep "failed to backup" |  rev | cut -d ' ' -f 1| rev`
errors=`find $path -name **"$yesterday"** -exec cat {} \; | grep -i -A 6 "Error Report"`

# for testing
#echo -e "$today \n $yesterday \n $cnt \n $errorcnt \n $errors" 

OUTPUT=$((

if [ $cnt -eq 0 ] ; then 
echo "CRITICAL - A backup did not run on $yesterday!" 
exit 2
fi

if [ $errorcnt -ne 0 ] ; then 
echo "CRITICAL - $errorcnt Errors in backup!\n$errors" 
exit 2

else echo "OK - Backup ran $yesterday with no errors" 
exit 0
fi

) 2>&1)

if [ $? -ne 0 ]
then
warning $OUTPUT
fi

For newer versions of the program:

#!/bin/sh

## YOU MUST CHANGE THIS TO REFLECT THE LOCAL PATH
#path="/usr/local/sbin/IBackup_for_Linux/user_profile/palantetech/Backup/Manual/LOGS" 
path="/usr/local/sbin/ibackup/user_profile/palantetech/Backup/Manual/LOGS" 

# declare variables for checking the timestamp against
#today=`date "+%a %b %e"`
#yesterday=`date -d "yesterday" "+%a %b %e"`
today=`date "+%s" | cut -c -4`
yesterday=`date -d "yesterday" "+%s" | cut -c -4`

cnt=`ls -l $path |grep "$today\|$yesterday"| wc -l`

# find if there are errors
errorcnt=`find $path -name **"$yesterday"** -exec cat {} \; | grep "failed to backup" |  rev | cut -d ' ' -f 1| rev`
errors=`find $path -name **"$yesterday"** -exec cat {} \; | grep -i -A 6 "Error Report"`

# for testing
#echo -e "$today \n $yesterday \n $cnt \n $errorcnt \n $errors" 

OUTPUT=$((

if [ $cnt -eq 0 ] ; then 
echo "CRITICAL - A backup did not run on $yesterday!" 
exit 2
fi

if [ $errorcnt -ne 0 ] ; then 
echo "CRITICAL - $errorcnt Errors in backup!\n$errors" 
exit 2

else echo "OK - Backup ran $yesterday with no errors" 
exit 0
fi

) 2>&1)

if [ $? -ne 0 ]
then
warning $OUTPUT
fi

Developed from
https://www.ibackup.com/online-backup-linux/readme.htm
https://hq.palantetech.coop/issues/25142

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