Installing CrashPlan headless on OpenIndiana using Mac for GUI
I decided that I wasn’t quite ready for the work it was going to take to convert from OpenIndiana to FreeBSD 9.0 so I decided to quickly tackle a CrashPlan Headless install and also set up my Mac to access as the headless server when needed.
OpenIndiana: Installation and Setup
I pretty much followed the installation directions on the Crashplan’s website with a couple tiny modifications.
Download the application from here.
Move the downloaded file to /var/spool/pkg
pfexec mv CrashPlan_2010-03-08_Solaris.tar.gz /var/spool/pkg/
Unpack the archive
pfexec tar -xzvf CrashPlan_2010-03-08_Solaris.tar.gz
Install the package
At this point I diverged a little and made a change to a CrashPlan configuration file: (this tells the service to accept connections on any IP that my server will respond on)
I changed the line
then fire up the service
pfexec /opt/sfw/crashplan/bin/CrashPlanEngine start
Mac: GUI Setup
You now need to setup the gui to point to your remote engine. Make sure you’ve installed CrashPlan on your Mac. After you’ve got it installed, open
and change the line that reads
If all goes well, you should now be able to fire up CrashPlan on your Mac, connect to your headless box, and setup your backups.
- Create a config for my local box and a config for my headless box
- Write a script that will switch configs depending on which system I want to manage