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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

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!