Builtin Backup System

Discussion in 'Installation/Configuration' started by SirLouen, Mar 23, 2014.

  1. SirLouen

    SirLouen New Member

  2. srijan

    srijan New Member HowtoForge Supporter


    You can enable the backup system in ISPConfig as follows:-

    Goto the ISPConfig login panel.
    There System-->ServerConfig-->Website-->BackupMode-->Backup all files in web directory as root user

    Thats it, you have done for backup part throught ISPConfig

  3. till

    till Super Moderator Staff Member ISPConfig Developer

    What srijan posted are the global preferences for backups. Backups are enabled on the backup tab of the website settings.
  4. SirLouen

    SirLouen New Member

    But it says "Daily" backups... at what hour will be done? Backups are not really configurable I mean, only backup dir (/var/backups by default) and frequency (daily, monthly, etc...?)
  5. till

    till Super Moderator Staff Member ISPConfig Developer

    the backups are done by the daily ispconfig cronjob which starts at 0:30 in the mrning and does various tasks from generaing statistics up to backups.
  6. SirLouen

    SirLouen New Member

    There is supposed to be a cronjob task in /etc/crontab regarding ispconfig?
  7. till

    till Super Moderator Staff Member ISPConfig Developer

    No. Its in the root crontab, see:

    crontab -l
  8. Fluotonic

    Fluotonic Member

    Hi Till,

    I've tried to find the answer by reading as many posts as possible but without success. Why my backup folder inside my client's directory (/webXX/backup) is not a symlink and is always empty? My backup files are visible inside /var/backup/webXX though.

    Could you explain me what's happening here?

  9. florian030

    florian030 ISPConfig Developer ISPConfig Developer

    If you want to download a backup, the file is then copied to /webXX/backup.
  10. Fluotonic

    Fluotonic Member

    Hi Florian,

    Oh I didn't know that! Sorry I should have tried it before posting my question, I was thinking the download button was only a regular download link... I just tried it and it works as you described! Thank you for your help :)

    Well, then the backup folder inside the client's directory is not a symlink anymore? I've read everywhere it was. I guess it's been changed in the last version of ISPConfig (running on my end))?

  11. till

    till Super Moderator Staff Member ISPConfig Developer

    Yes, this has been changed some time ago at the time when we added a restore feature.
  12. Fluotonic

    Fluotonic Member

    Ok, thank you for these explanations!

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