Tarsnap on CentOS with Plesk Panel

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This is a basic setup for using Tarsnap to backup a CentOS 6 server with Plesk Panel 11.

You can (and should) read elsewhere of issues with Tarsnap in general, such as slow restores, rotating archives and such. We're using Tarsnap for disaster recovery backups here, not primary backups. There are various scripts put together for rotating archives, look around for others is you prefer, this uses tarsnap-cron.