Installing tarsnap on a vanilla Ubuntu server

  1. cd /var/tmp/
  2. curl -O //  (or actually the latest version from //
  3. sudo apt-get install gcc e2fslibs-dev zlib1g-dev libssl-dev make
  4. cd tarsnap-autoconf-1.0.31 (directory name corresponding to the downloaded tarball)
  5. ./configure && make && sudo make install
  6. sudo tarsnap-keygen –keyfile /root/tarsnap.key –user username –machine machinename (note that my blog converts two dashes to a single long dash so you need to edit this line after cut & paste)
  7. sudo cp /usr/local/etc/tarsnap.conf.sample /usr/local/etc/tarsnap.conf
  8. sudo vim /usr/local/etc/tarsnap.conf (if you need to edit any options)
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