An installer for the backup program attic.

Run the script on the source and destination machines. The server will generate a new restricted user, set up attic, and prompt to exchange keys with the client. A sample backup script is installed on the client with everything preconfigured for unattended operation.

Includes the option to encrypt the attic key with a passphrase and store it on the server.

Tags: sysadmin


  atticinst [options..]

 --client            Install as client
 --server            Install as server
                       Optionally accepts ATTICINST_USERNAME as an environment
                       variable to control the generated username.
 --dependencies      Install dependencies only
 --uninstall-client  Uninstall client from current user
 --backup-config     Re-prompt to backup client configuration
 --is-installed      Check for existence of metadata directory, sets 0/1 error
 --version           Display md5sum of installer script
 --munin-install     Install client plugins for munin-node
 --munin-uninstall   Uninstall client plugins for munin-node 
 --munin-{command} ["config"]  Run munin command
 ~/.atticman/        Metadata directory (override with ATTICINST_DIR)


2014-11-14: r97

  • Feature: Munin-node integration
  • Feature: Allow user-specified passphrases
  • Feature: Allow custom metadata directory
  • Feature: Add warning timer on uninstall in case of misconfigured metadata directory
  • Feature: Add serverside logs of connection details and start/stop times
  • Feature: --is-installed and --version options
  • Enhancement: Copy installer in metadata directory
  • Remove unneeded passphrase.raw for autogenerated passwords
  • Reduce length of autogenerated passphrases
  • Fix not detecting i486 uname
  • ⬇️ atticinst_r97.tar.gz (4.86 KiB)

2014-08-25: r66

  • Feature: Use attic static binaries instead of pip-3.2
  • Feature: Option to backup client configuration at any time
  • Enhancement: Verify hash for attic static binaries on amd64 and i386/i686
  • Enhancement: Support entering host:port syntax instead of prompting to edit .ssh/config
  • Enhancement: Guard against blank user/host entry
  • ⬇️ atticinst_r66.tar.gz (3.42 KiB)

2014-08-25: r40

2014-08-24: r36

See Also

Attic homepage: Attic on GitHub: