I now have BackupPC up and running on ubuntu 9.10. Thanks for your help guys!
I have a couple more issues. These relate to the fact that I am trying to use backuppc to backup files, but also to provide a central up to date store of network accessible files, so, for example, media files can be viewed over the network, rather than downloaded through the web interface.
Thus I have the following problems:
1. Access the files through the network
I want to have /var/lib/backuppc as a browsable folder through the network. I have managed to change permissions on the folders so they are browseable, but i need to set the file permissions so i can open the files. How do I do this, and set it so that all future backup files are given accessible permissions?
2. A single store of files
I want one folder with all the incremental backups being copied into it, so to see the most up to date version of a file, I just browse to it in nautilus, or through shared folders from another pc on the network.
At the moment, I have a 0 and a 1 folder, and I am sure I will end up with loads more. I just want a single folder, no matter how many times the backup is made.
3. Change the Naming Convention
Also is there a way to change the naming convention so the folders are given the normal names (so Documents rather than fDocuments)?
Awesome, really appreciate the help guys!