PerfectBackup for ISPConfig?

Discussion in 'Installation/Configuration' started by EvdM, Oct 12, 2006.

  1. EvdM

    EvdM New Member

    Having just recovered from a nasty disk crash, I thought about a way to make automatic backups periodically. I have found this post:

    Which indicates what files are essential for a restoration of a system.
    Further, I use:

    to do a scheduled backup of my databases. That works quite nicely.

    Now I am looking for something which periodically saves all essential files from ISPConfig, just like the script above. Unfortunately I am not a (script)programmer at all, so I was hoping someone ever produced anything simular and would not mind sharing this...

    Many thanks for any pointers or suggestions!

  2. unixfox

    unixfox New Member

    Have you looked at BackupEdge from Microlite? They have excellent backup and disaster recovery for Linux/Unix. It's not free (around $250-$300) but it's definitely worth it when disaster strikes. You can download a trial at

    It's saved my ass more than once.
  3. falko

    falko Super Moderator ISPConfig Developer

  4. unixfox

    unixfox New Member

    Thanks! Lots of options here.
  5. EvdM

    EvdM New Member

    Great, there is useful things indeed.

    I have 2 somewhat related questions still:

    • Can I copy selected directory structures prior to upgrading ISPConfig in order to have a quick fall-back option, should the upgrade break things?
    • Can I safely 'apt-get dist-upgrade' my Debian (PerfectSetup) installation without a risk of damaging the ISPConfig setup?

    Both would be very useful indeed.

    Thanks a lot!

  6. till

    till Super Moderator Staff Member ISPConfig Developer

    Yes, make a backup of the directories:


    and the ispconfig mysql database. In case anything goes wrong during upgrade, you can restore your backups.

    You can safely do:

    apt-get -u upgrade

    Dist upgrades may work too but in most caeses you will have to tweak something as a dist upgarde replaces almost all files on your server, e.g when you upgrade from debian woody to sarge.

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