Headless CrashPlan on Linux

It is possible to run CrashPlan (great backup software found here) on a Linux server that does not have a GUI.
First, install it on your Linux box:
  • tar xzf CrashPlanPRO_2010-03-08_Linux.tgz (or latest file)
  • cd CrashPlanPRO-install
  • sudo ./install.sh
  • finish install with all defaults
  • /usr/local/crashplan/conf/my.service.xml and change "servicehost 127.0.0.1" to "servicehost 0.0.0.0" and reboot. (you need to change this back once you get it installed so the world can't make changes to your backups)
  • make sure your firewall allows port TCP 4242 and 4243

Then you need to install CrashPlan Client on your local pc and make the following change:

  • c:\Program Files\CrashPlan\conf\ui.properties change "#serviceHost=127.0.0.1" to "serviceHost=10.0.0.5" (10.0.0.5 is the Linux server ip)

Now you can connect using the client on your pc but making the changes on the Linux box.

(Thanks Schwer Log)

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