On debian i like to do an apt-get install burp to get the startup scripts etc in the right place also adds a /etc/cron.d/burp file that has a line that needs to be uncommented
Building the latest version
Download the latest version of BURP
apt-get install libncurses5-dev make g++ librsync-dev libz-dev libssl-dev uthash-dev libyajl-dev
make && make install
some stuff the make install missed copy some files from the debian directory in the burp source

cp init /etc/init.d/burp
cp burp.default /etc/default/burp
edit burp default file to start up yes

list version etc burp -a l
status monitor client (burp -c /etc/burp/burp-server.conf -a s)
start a backup
add something like this to the client’s cron then restart cron
7,27,47 * * * * root [ -x /usr/sbin/burp ] && /usr/sbin/burp -a t >>/var/log/burp-client 2>&1

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