[[linux_wiki:crashplan_ui_config]]

CrashPlan UI Config

General Information

Script to configure the CrashPlan UI to connect to your local system or a remote headless server running the CrashPlan service.

Also fixes the GUI crash bug reported here(Crashplan Versions 3.5.3 to 3.6.4): https://support.code42.com/CrashPlan/Latest/Troubleshooting/CrashPlan_Client_Closes_In_Some_Linux_Installations

Checklist


Used the following official documentation source to write this script:


crashplan_ui_config.sh
#!/bin/bash 
 
## Title: CrashPlan UI Config
## Description: Configure the CrashPlan UI to connect to a remote server or revert back to local host.
##              Also fixes a UI crash bug in certain versions. 
## Author: Bill Howe
## Date: 08/09/2015 
## Recent Changes: Re-designed into functions, added root and version checking.
 
## Required, check for root permissions ##
check_root=$(id -u)
if [ $check_root != 0 ];then
  echo ">>ERROR: Must have root permissions to execute this script. (either as root user or sudo)"
  exit 1
fi
 
## Setting up variables - Configure to Crashplan's root ##
CPROOT="/opt/crashplan"
 
## Store Crashplan version ##
CPVERSION="$(awk '/CPVERSION/ {print $3}' ${CPROOT}/log/app.log)"
 
## Functions ##
function initial_symlink_setup {
  # check to see if either ui file does not exist
  if [[ ! -f /var/lib/crashplan/.ui_info.local ]]; then
    # local file does not exist, create it
    echo ">>Inital Setup: Creating local ui_info version..." 
    sudo cp -v /var/lib/crashplan/.ui_info /var/lib/crashplan/.ui_info.local
  fi
 
  if [[ ! -f /var/lib/crashplan/.ui_info.remote ]]; then
    echo ">>Initial Setup: Copying remote UI file to local system..."
    echo -e "=>IP or Hostname of remote system: \c"
    read INITIALSYSTEM
    echo -e "=>Username on remote system: \c"
    read INITIALUSER
 
    echo -e ">> Enter login password next to copy remote UI id file to local system."
    sudo scp ${INITIALUSER}@${INITIALSYSTEM}:/var/lib/crashplan/.ui_info /var/lib/crashplan/.ui_info.remote
    sudo sed -i 's/^4243/4200/' /var/lib/crashplan/.ui_info.remote
 
    # set to local initially
    sudo ln -fs /var/lib/crashplan/.ui_info.local /var/lib/crashplan/.ui_info
  fi
}
 
function configure_local {
  echo -e "\n>>Configuring for Local system"
 
  if [[ ${CPNEW} == "true" ]];then
    # Version >= 4.3.0, change symlink
    sudo ln -sf /var/lib/crashplan/.ui_info.local /var/lib/crashplan/.ui_info
  else
    # Version < 4.3.0, edit ui.properties
    sed -i "s/servicePort=4200/#servicePort=4243/" ${CPROOT}/conf/ui.properties
  fi
 
  echo -e ">>...Complete. CrashPlan UI ready for local system.\n"
}
 
function configure_remote {
  echo -e "\n>>Configuring for Remote System"
 
  echo -e "=>IP/Hostname of Remote system to connect to: \c"
  read REMOTESYSTEM
  echo -e "=>Username on Remote System: \c"
  read REMOTEUSER
 
  if [[ ${CPNEW} == "true" ]];then
    # Version >= 4.3.0, change symlink
    sudo ln -sf /var/lib/crashplan/.ui_info.remote /var/lib/crashplan/.ui_info
  else
    # Version < 4.3.0, edit ui.properties
    sed -i "s/#servicePort=4243/servicePort=4200/" ${CPROOT}/conf/ui.properties
  fi
 
  echo -e ">>Login to remote system via ssh below, then launch CrashPlanDesktop locally from non-ssh terminal or desktop.\n"
  echo -e ">>Opening SSH connection to remote system..."
  ssh -L 4200:localhost:4243 ${REMOTEUSER}@${REMOTESYSTEM}
}
 
function fix_ui_bug {
  # Check if CP Version is >= 3.5.3
  if [[ $(echo | awk -v n1=${CPVERSION} -v n2=3.5.3  '{if (n1>=n2) print ("true"); else print ("false");}') == "true" ]]; then 
    UITEST1="true"
  else 
    UITEST1="false"
  fi
  # Check if CP Version is <= 3.6.4
  if [[ $(echo | awk -v n1=${CPVERSION} -v n2=3.6.4  '{if (n1<=n2) print ("true"); else print ("false");}') == "true" ]]; then 
    UITEST2="true"
  else 
    UITEST2="false"
  fi
 
  # If both true, fix the bug
  if [[ ${UITEST1} == "true" && ${UITEST2} == "true" ]];then
    echo ">>Your Crashplan version, ${CPVERSION}, is affected by the UI Crash Bug, attempting to fix..."
    echo -e "\n>>Adding '-Dorg.eclipse.swt.browser.DefaultType=mozilla' to ${CPROOT}/bin/run.conf..."
    sed -i "/GUI_JAVA_OPTS/D" ${CPROOT}/bin/run.conf
    echo 'GUI_JAVA_OPTS="-Dfile.encoding=UTF-8 -Dapp=CrashPlanDesktop -DappBaseName=CrashPlan -Xms20m -Xmx512m -Djava.net.preferIPv4Stack=true -Dsun.net.inetaddr.ttl=300 -Dnetworkaddress.cache.ttl=300 -Dsun.net.inetaddr.negative.ttl=0 -Dnetworkaddress.cache.negative.ttl=0 -Dc42.native.md5.enabled=false -Dorg.eclipse.swt.browser.DefaultType=mozilla"' >> ${CPROOT}/bin/run.conf
    echo -e ">>...Done."
  else
    echo ">>Your Crashplan version, ${CPVERSION}, is NOT affected by the UI Crash Bug."
  fi
}
 
### Main Program ###
 
# Check to see if Crashplan version is 4.3.0 or greater, if so, initalize symlinks setup
if [[ $(echo | awk -v n1=${CPVERSION} -v n2=4.3.0  '{if (n1>=n2) print ("true"); else print ("false");}') == "true" ]]; then 
  CPNEW="true"
  initial_symlink_setup
else 
  CPNEW="false"
fi
 
## Main Menu ##
echo -e "===== CrashPlan UI Configuration ====="
echo -e "----- Your Version: ${CPVERSION} -----\n"
 
echo -e "Configure CrashPlan to:"
echo -e "1) Connect to Local system"
echo -e "2) Connect to Remote headless system"
echo -e "3) Fix UI Crash Bug (CP vers 3.5.3 to 3.6.4)"
echo -e "q) Quit"
echo -e "\nSelection:\c"
 
read CHOICE
 
case ${CHOICE} in
 
  1)
  # Configure for local
  configure_local
  exit 0
  ;;
 
  2)
  #Configure for remote
  configure_remote
  ;;
 
  3)
  #Fix UI Crashing
  fix_ui_bug
  exit 0
  ;;
 
  q)
  #Quit
  echo -e "Quiting without making changes.\n"
  exit 0
  ;;
 
  *)
  #Unknwon response, quit
  echo -e "Invalid selection...quiting.\n"
  exit 1
  ;;
esac
  • linux_wiki/crashplan_ui_config.txt
  • Last modified: 2019/05/26 03:50
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