backup-manager-upload - Man Page

Multiprotocol uploader for backup-manager.


backup-manager-upload [options] date


backup-manager-upload will upload all the archives generated on the given  date to the specified host with either ftp or scp. It's also possible to use this program for uploading data to an Amazon S3 account. Some metadates are available like “today” or “yesterday”.

Required Args


Select the transfer mode to use : ftp, scp, or s3.


Select a list of remote hosts to connect to.


Select the user to use for connection.

Optional Args


Select the ftp user's password (only needed for ftp transfers).


Select the ssh private key file to use when opening the ssh session for scp transfer. Obviously, this is only needed for scp transfer mode. If you don't specify a key file, the user's default private key will be used.


Select the location on the remote host where files will be uploaded. Default is /backup/uploads.


Sets the bucket name for the Amazon S3 service backup into.


Select the local directory where files are. Default is /var/archives


Select the gpg public key for encryptiong the archives when uploading with the method ssh-gpg. This can be a short or long key id or a descriptive name. The precise syntax is described in the gpg man page.


Just list the files to upload.


Purge the remote directory before uploading files in FTP mode.


Purge the remote directory before uploading files in FTP mode.


Purge the remote directory before uploading files in SSH mode.


Flag to enable verbose mode.


Date pattern to select some files to upload, can be a valid date (YYYYMMDD) or 'today' or 'yesterday'.

Error Codes

If something goes wrong during an upload, backup-manager-upload will exit  with a non null value. In such a case every error messages are sent to  STDERR.

Here are the possible error codes:

bad command line (wrong arguments) : 10

FTP transfer failure : 20

SCP transfer failure : 21

S3 transfer failure : 22

Unknown upload method: 23

See Also



Alexis Sukrieh - main code and design

Brad Dixon - Amazon S3 upload method

Jan Metzger - ssh-gpg upload method

Referenced By

backup-manager(8), backup-manager-purge(8).

2009-02-01 perl v5.10.0