Installing BackupPC

backuppcThis article covers the procedure for building a new BackupPC server in a virtualised infrastructure.


Ubuntu host

You need to build your own ubuntu jeos server with the following considerations.

  • Hostname: backup-01.
  • Software Selection: LAMP server, Samba file server.
  • Enter a password for the MySQL "root" user.
  • Static IP Address (eg



  1. sudo apt-get install backuppc
  2. Package configuration:  select apache2.
  3. You don't need to note the password (see step below).
  4. Click Ok to continue the installation.
  5. Change the backuppc password.
    1. sudo htpasswd /etc/backuppc/htpasswd backuppc



      You might've simply installed BackupPC on a server with lots of storage.  Alternatively you could build it in a virtual infrastructure for added storage flexibility.

      1. Configure iSCSI storage (for virtual infrastructures only).



      You will now be able to configure your BackupPC from a web browser.


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