sam problem here: I followed the how to religiously and it's working for my client, except that I'd like to back up the localhost as well and then I get the:
Got fatal error during xfer (Unable to read 4 bytes)
Backup aborted (Unable to read 4 bytes)
the only difference with regards to the tutorial is that I've changed the TopDir variable to my external usb disk (/media/disk/backup) instead of creating a new partition on my server, and of course I've excluded that folder from the backup ones.
I did check the permissions on both the config files and the destination directory and they are both owned by backuppc who's also the user for localhost.
I don't know what I'm missing here....
thanks in advance,