It is called localhost in the /etc/backuppc/hosts file:
host dhcp user moreUsers
localhost 0 backuppc
Then there is a localhost.pl.
And yes, I can ping "localhost" as user backuppc:
$ ping localhost
PING localhost.localdomain (127.0.0.1) 56(84) bytes of data.
64 bytes from localhost.localdomain (127.0.0.1): icmp_req=1 ttl=64
64 bytes from localhost.localdomain (127.0.0.1): icmp_req=2 ttl=64
64 bytes from localhost.localdomain (127.0.0.1): icmp_req=3 ttl=64
2011-05-17 22:54, Bowie Bailey skrev:
> On 5/17/2011 4:46 PM, Magnus Larsson wrote:
>> I've been using backuppc for ages (more than 3 years) on my home
>> network, and it works just lovely,
>> However, after upgrading my server to latest ubuntu (11.04) the
>> localhost backup fails. The error is "no ping response". All the other
>> machines work fine, but not the server itself. I have not changed
>> anything in the setup. When I manually ping as the user backuppc, that
>> is set to execute the backup, there is a ping response. Successful pings
>> with "localhost", 127.0.0.1 and 127.0.1.1. But still the backuppc backup
>> fails - no ping response.
>> I did find that backuppc had no rights to rsync in the sudoers file, so
>> I added the line:
>> backuppc ALL=NOPASSWD: /usr/sbin/rsync
>> as given in the documentation and identical to what I have on all other
>> hosts. But still same error: no ping response.
>> Any suggestions on how to approach this? Backuppc is version
> What is the host name (or ClientNameAlias, if set) in the backuppc
> config? Can you ping that name?