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> I'm looking for a way of extract details of backuppc jobs so that I
> can parse them and produce some graphs of usage and general activity.
For current running jobs, host status, server info (pool stats etc)
and command queues you can do this:
bin/BackupPC_serverMesg status jobs
bin/BackupPC_serverMesg status hosts
bin/BackupPC_serverMesg status info
bin/BackupPC_serverMesg status queues
You will get back a text version of a perl hash that you can eval()
inside perl. Otherwise you can parse it using a language of your
As other people mentioned, for information about completed backups
you should read and parse the backups file for each host.