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And the wiki.

Serverside Installation
for all these steps you need to be root, (sudo su).

apt-get install boxbackup-server
# it will look like its waiting for input, but its not just press Enter,
# and if it hangs press it again, until return to the console.

# configure backup directory.
#create a backup directory, if you want to use userland raid read this.
#you need to know the blocksize (4096) of the partition (/dev/sda1) where the backup is.
# dumpe2fs /dev/sda1 | grep -i ‘Block size’
mkdir /backup
chown -R bbstored:bbstored /backup
rm /etc/boxbackup/raidfile.conf
raidfile-config /etc/boxbackup 4096 /backup

# next is to configure the boxbackup server
# Be sure to replace “hostname” by the correct name.
rm /etc/boxbackup/bbstored.conf
bbstored-config /etc/boxbackup hostname bbstored

# last thing todo for the server is to create the certificates
# This will create a folder “ca”, which is very important, cause it is needed to create the client certificates.
# Also without certificates the backup can’t be used.

cd /root
bbstored-certs ca init
# Sign the certificates prepared by boxbackup.
bbstored-certs ca sign-server /etc/boxbackup/bbstored/boxbackup-server-cert-req.pem
# Copy (not move)
cp -a ca/servers/bserver.hjbaader.home-cert.pem /etc/boxbackup/bbstored/boxbackup-server-cert.pem
cp -a ca/roots/clientCA.pem /etc/boxbackup/bbstored/boxbackup-client-ca-cert.pem

# start the BoxBackup server
/etc/init.d/boxbackup-server start
# if there is no output at all, there is something very wrong..
# logoutput can be found in /log/syslog

Client Installation
for all these steps you need to be root, (sudo su).

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