bbackupd.conf - Box Backup client daemon configuration file
The account number of this client. This is set by the admin of the
Specifies the interval between scanning of the local discs. To
avoid cycles of load on the server, this time is randomly adjusted
by a small percentage as the daemon runs. Defaults to 1 hour.
Specifies how long since a file was last modified before it will be
uploaded. Defaults to 6 hours.
If a file is repeatedly modified it won´t be uploaded immediately
in case it´s modified again. However it should be uploaded
eventually. This is how long we should wait after first noticing a
change. Defaults to 1 day.
Use this to temporarily stop bbackupd from syncronising or
connecting to the store. This specifies a program or script script
which is run just before each sync, and ideally the full path to
the interpreter. It will be run as the same user bbackupd is
running as, usually root.
The script prints either "now" or a number to STDOUT (and a
terminating newline, no quotes). If the result was "now", then the
sync will happen. If it´s a number, then the script will be asked
again in that number of seconds.
For example, you could use this on a laptop to only backup when on
a specific network.
How much time should be spent on diffing files.
The hostname or IP address of the bbstored(8) server.
The port used by the server. Defaults to 2201.
Logs everything that happens between the client and server. The
bbackupd(8) client must also be started with -V.
Where the command socket is created in the filesystem.
The location of the script which runs at certain events. This
script is generated by bbackupd-config(8). Defaults to
The path to the client´s public certificate.
The path to the client´s private key. This should only be readable
The Certificate Authority created by bbstored-certs(8).
The data encryption key. This must be kept safe at all costs, your
data is useless without it!
A directory to keep temporary state files. This is usually
something like /var/bbackupd.
This section relates to the running daemon.
The location of the process ID file. Defaults to
This section defines each directory to be backed up. Each entry
must have at least a Path entry and, optionally, include and
Multiple include and exclude directives may appear.
The path to back up.
Exclude a single file.
Exclude multiple files based on a regular expression. See
Exclude a single directory.
Exclude multiple directories based on a regular expression. See
Include a single file from a directory which has been excluded.
Include multiple files from an excluded directory, based on a
Include a single directory from a directory which has been
Include multiple directories from an excluded directory, based
on a regular expression.
The following is an example of a backup location:
Path = /home
ExcludeDir = /home/guest
ExcludeDir = /home/[^/]+/tmp
ExcludeFilesRegex = .*\.(mp3|MP3)$
AlwaysIncludeFile = /home/someuser/importantspeech.mp3
bbackupd(8), bbackupd-config(8), bbackupctl(8)