Runtime Settings

This section describes the settings available from the web interface.

Setup users’ repositories

A repository represents a directory where rdiff-backup has created a structure to store your data. Basically, a repository is a directory containing the rdiff-backup-data folder.

As an example, look at the following folder structure.

+ / (root)
  + backups
    + my-laptop
    | |
    | + rdiff-backup-data
    | |
    | + home
    + server1
      + rdiff-backup-data
      + home
      + etc
      + var

It contains two (2) repositories: /backups/my-laptop/ and /backups/server1/.

Once your installation of rdiffweb is completed, go to the admin area to configure your users root directory.

For each user, you must assign a “root directory”. The user can access every repositorie placed underneath the “root directory”. Consider the following assignment:

  • admin: /backups/

  • patrik: /backups/my-laptop/

Admin area - users list

Assignment of a “root directory” is the only way to control access to repositories.

  • The “admin” user will have access to “my-laptop” and “server1” repositories.

  • The user “patrik” only has access to “my-laptop” repository.