Here an example on how to create an archive of a BackupPC backup.
First connect to your BackupPC server via SSH and switch to the BackupPC user, e.g. with
su backuppc -
Then execute the BackupPC_tarCreate script and specify the name of the backup (replace
This will create a file called archive.tar with the latest backup of the host.
If you want to compress your backups you can also use the command BackupPC_zipCreate instead.
This will create a zip file called archive.zip. With the compression level 3 (-c 3) it will take about the same time as creating the tar file but the resulting file will be smaller.