The BackupPC that comes with Fedora stores its backup files in
/var/lib/BackupPC. But /var is not necessarily the best place to store hundreds
of gigabytes of backup files: I want to store them on another filesystem entirely.
As best I can tell, there's no easy way to change that short of either ditching
the RPM and installing from the tarball, or searching through the installed .pl
files and changing the setting wherever it appears (which would be tedious and
error-prone) or using a soft link (which is really klugey).
Is there some way that we can insert a configuration option to let the user
decide where the backed-up files are stored?
Or, if such an option already exists, can we document its existence?
Indeed, /var/lib/BackupPC is the default...
There is no way to change the backups path, once installed.
According to upstream, possible options are :
1 - compile again (incompatible with RPMs)
2 - use a mount
3 - use a symlink
This feature has been added in BackupPC-3.0.0-3.fc7 .