Back Up Linux And Windows Systems With BackupPC - Page 5

6 Our First Backup

Now that our SSH tunnel is working, we can reload the BackupPC web interface at You should now see falko-desktop in the list of hosts, and localhost has gone:

You can wait until BackupPC starts its first backup of falko-desktop (in the default configuration it does so at the first full hour), or you start it manually through the web interface.

While the backup is in progress, the Host Summary page looks like this:

When the backup is finished, it looks like this:


7 Our First Recovery

For testing purposes we can now do our first recovery of files. Go to falko-desktop Home and click on the number of the backup under Backup Summary (in this case 0):

On the next page you will see a tree of files and directories from falko-desktop. Browse the tree and select the files/directories you want to restore, then click on Restore selected files:

The next page shows you three different methods to restore the files/directories. In this case I select the first one (Direct Restore) and click on Start Restore:

Confirm this by clicking on Restore:

The recovery begins:

Falko Timme

About Falko Timme

Falko Timme is an experienced Linux administrator and founder of Timme Hosting, a leading nginx business hosting company in Germany. He is one of the most active authors on HowtoForge since 2005 and one of the core developers of ISPConfig since 2000. He has also contributed to the O'Reilly book "Linux System Administration".

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By: Falko Timme