Enable dattobd for Debian clients


#1

dattobd is supported on Debian, but the existing UrBackup Linux client script doesn’t allow it. Is there a particular reason for this? I was thinking of just adding next to the existing checks in the install script e.g.,

    if [ $DEBIAN != no ]
    then
        echo "+Detected Debian. Dattobd supported"
        DATTO=yes
    fi

… but then the integrity checks fail. However it would seem that all the detection does is change /usr/local/etc/urbackup/snapshot.cfg to:

create_filesystem_snapshot=/usr/local/share/urbackup/dattobd_create_filesystem_snapshot
remove_filesystem_snapshot=/usr/local/share/urbackup/dattobd_remove_filesystem_snapshot

If I install the script with “4) Use no snapshot mechanism” option, will I only need the above edit to snapshot.cfg to enable dattobd support? Is there any way I can verify dattobd snapshot is being used?


Linux GUI client and snapshot.cfg: How to?
#2

Yes. To verify, look at e.g. the output of mount during backup (plus look at the backup log if it still tells you that it is using no snapshots).


#3

OK. Thanks for the help. It mentions using shadow copies in the logs, and I will check with mount command.