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Backuppc Tar exited with error 65280 () status error

Sometimes when setting up a new host to be backed up you will end up seeing this error "Tar exited with error 65280 () status" when you attempt your first backup....

There are a number of things that can cause this but the most common I have found is that you have not yet accepted your remote hosts fingerprint/key!

Simple solution? 

SSH into your backuppc server either as your backuppc user or use su to get to that user. Then simply run ssh backuppc@somehosthere.com

When prompted to accept your new hosts key just type "yes" and hit enter. Seems like 9 times out of 10 this will solve your problems!

 -E