On 21/12/13 00:39, Adam Hardy wrote:
Adam Goryachev on 12/12/2013 10:32 PM, wrote:
My suggestion, which is not worth much....

You should save your data in at least three places, so I assume you are trying to save it to two, but both copies are on the same drive.

I would suggest the following:
One physical HDD has all your OS + Data for normal day to day use
One physical HDD has all your backuppc data (/var/lib/backuppc on debian/ubuntu)

I am going to go with the option of using a USB HDD for the backuppc data - I haven't looked at the config choices yet either in Ubuntu or BackupPC - what would be easiest?

- configure Ubuntu to mount the one of the partitions on the USB drive at /var/lib/backuppc (it's a 2TB drive thats also going to have my OS clone from clonezilla on it)

- configure BackupPC to put backuppc data on the drive where the systems mounts it by default (haven't tried it yet but I think it's in /media somewhere)

Forget if anyone else answered this already, but in case you haven't, then I would suggest the first option.

Getting ubuntu (linux) to mount a drive at a specific location is pretty easy. Edit /etc/fstab, and copy one of the example lines there:
/dev/sdb1 /var/lib/backuppc ext4 defaults,noatime 0 1

Assuming you use ext4 and sdb is the USB drive. Probably better is to find out the UUID, and specify that instead of /dev/sdb1:
UUID=a3d8c557-544e-3832-37b9-1913affd8ae2 /var/lib/backuppc ext4 defaults,noatime 0 1

Maybe someone else can comment on the best way to find out the UUID for your drive/partition....

Regards,
Adam
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