Configuration File Path

zrepl searches for its main configuration file in the following locations (in that order):

  • If set, the location specified via the global --config flag
  • /etc/zrepl/zrepl.yml
  • /usr/local/etc/zrepl/zrepl.yml

The examples in the Tutorial or the config/samples/ directory should provide a good starting point.

Runtime Directories

zrepl requires runtime directories for various UNIX sockets — they are documented in the config file. Your package maintainer / init script should take care of creating them. Alternatively, for default settings, the following should to the trick.

mkdir -p /var/run/zrepl/stdinserver
chmod -R 0700 /var/run/zrepl


The config can be validated using the zrepl configcheck subcommand.