Setup crashplan on a remote headless host

I needed to setup CrashPlan on my local linux server which is acting as an NFS and SMB server for all my media. As this is a headless server and the CrashPlan app doesnt have a cli, this is how to access it remotely.


Install Instructions:

# Download the latest version of the app.

jon@microserver:~/$ wget

# Extract the archive

jon@microserver:~/$ tar -zxvf CrashPlan_4.3.0_Linux.tgz

# Change into the directory

jon@microserver:~/$ cd CrashPlan-install

# Run the installer

jon@microserver:~/$ sudo ./

# You can accept most of the defaults, but you can change the back up location if you want.

# Now you need to copy a file from the remote host to the host which you'll be running the app from. In this instance, it'll be my laptop.

# Remember to make a back up of your original config though before doing anything.

jon@jon-debian-laptop:~/$ mv /var/lib/crashplan/.ui_info /var/lib/crashplan/.ui_info.orig

jon@jon-debian-laptop:~/$ scp jon@microserver:/var/lib/crashplan/.ui_info /var/lib/crashplan/.ui_info

# You now need to change the port in the .ui_info. You need to change it from 4232 to 4200.

# This file consists of the port and an auth key. The port is the first 4 numbers, before the comma.

# Once thats complete, you now need to setup and ssh tunnel on your local machine.

jon@microserver:~/$ ssh -L 4200:localhost:4243 jon@microserver

# Now just load up the application and it'll be connected to the remote host.

# When you are finished working on the remote host, you just need to move the .ui_info's around again.

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