I'm trying to set up partimage to backup laptop images across a LAN.
Not having any problems with the connectivity, but I want to auto-populate the fields in the GUI by passing command line arguments.
I'd like the following to be automatically filled in:
- Image file to create/use = hostname_date (eg, "mycomputer_2009-02-19")
- Connect to server = enabled
- IP/name of the server = <FQDN_of_server_running_partimaged>
- Encrypt data on the network with SSL = enabled
This way the user only has to select which partition to back up and then start the backup.
Here's my command line:
Everything is working except the name of the image file.
Why is everything working except the "Image file to create/use" field?
My first thought is that the syntax is
partimage [options] <action> <device> <image_file>
So it looks like it requires the <action> and <device> to be stated before the <image_file>. I can put in "save" for the action, but since I'm backing up over the network there's nothing I can put in <device> (as far as I know). I tried tricking it with "null" but it's seeing through my deception and saying "null" is not a valid device.
Using v0.6.4 of partimage and partimaged
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