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Configuration file(s) for backupninja (1).

November 19, 2005


BACKUPNINJA.CONF - Configuration file(s) for backupninja (1).




backupninja.conf is the general configuration file. In this file you can set the log level and change the default directory locations. You can force a different general configura‐ tion file with "backupninja -f /path/to/conf".


loglevel How verbose to make the logs. 5 = Debugging messages 4 = Informational messages 3 = Warnings 2 = Errors 1 = Fatal errors reportemail Send a summary of the backup status to this email address reportsuccess If set to 'yes', a report email will be generated even if all modules reported suc‐ cess. reportwarning If set to 'yes', a report email will be generated even if there was no error. logfile The path of the logfile. configdirectory The directory where all the backup action configuration files live. scriptdirectory Where backupninja handler scripts are found usecolors If set to 'yes', use colors in the log file and debug output. when When to process each configuration file. The value used here will be applied for each configuration file. It is possibile to override this "when" in each each con‐ figuration file, see also section "Scheduling" in backup.d(5). For example: when = sundays at 02:00 when = 30th at 22 when = 30 at 22:00 when = everyday at 01 <-- the default when = Tuesday at 05:00 These values for 'when' are equivalent: when = tuesday at 05:30 when = TUESDAYS at 05 These values for 'when' are invalid: when = tuesday at 2am when = tuesday at 2 when = tues at 02 vservers If you are using Linux-Vservers (, there are some special capabilities that different handlers have to make vserver backups easier. See the example configuration files for each handler to configure the vserver specific variables.


loglevel = 4 reportemail = root reportsuccess = yes reportwarning = yes logfile = /var/log/backupninja.log configdirectory = /etc/backup.d scriptdirectory = /usr/share/backupninja usecolors = yes when = everyday at 01:00 vservers = no


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