Home network backup solutions?

Les Mikesell lesmikesell at gmail.com
Mon Feb 25 18:19:15 UTC 2008

Reid Rivenburgh wrote:

>>  > I thought I'd check here to see if there's anything else
>>  > out there that would work.  Ideally, it would be transparent to the
>>  > clients, automatic when they're on the network, incremental....  You
>>  > know, um, everything BackupPC does!  Free and open source would be
>>  > best....
>>  If it is your network you shouldn't have to 'discover' it. The simple
>>  fix is to configure your dhcp server to always give the same IP
>>  addresses to the same MAC addresses and then either put the addresses
>>  and names in the backuppc's hosts file or set up local DNS service.
>>  There shouldn't be any problem running ssh, rsync, or tar on a Mac.
>>  Many people on the backuppc mail list are backing up macs, so ask there
>>  if you run into any problems.
> I've made a lot of progress on this.  My router seems flaky about
> assigning reserved IP addresses, but that's supposed to work.  A
> fedora-specific issue, though, is that I get an error when I try to
> use compression with BackupPC.  Here's a little test perl program that
> demonstrates:
> #!/usr/bin/perl
> use Compress::Zlib;
> % ./compress-test.pl
> is only avaliable with the XS version at
> /usr/lib/perl5/site_perl/5.8.8/Compress/Zlib.pm line 9
> BEGIN failed--compilation aborted at
> /usr/lib/perl5/site_perl/5.8.8/Compress/Zlib.pm line 9.
> Compilation failed in require at ./date-test.pl line 2.
> BEGIN failed--compilation aborted at ./date-test.pl line 2.
> Bug 434574 sounds related.  I guess I can wait for this to get fixed
> and just not use compression in the meantime.  Or do you know of a
> workaround...?

Did you install the perl modules with yum?  What does
rpm -ql perl-Compress-Zlib

   Les Mikesell
    lesmikesell at gmail.com

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