Setup backup for sites

Discussion in 'Installation/Configuration' started by Daninor, Aug 4, 2019.

  1. Daninor

    Daninor New Member

    Hello,

    I am trying to setup backup for my sites. And I want to backup to a mount. What is the best method for this? My backup system supports SFTP, FTPS, RSYNC, SCP.
    And how do I connect it with ISPconfig?
     
  2. Taleman

    Taleman Well-Known Member HowtoForge Supporter

    According to ISPConfig Manual version 3.1 page 137, website backups by default go to directory /var/backup. The directory can be altered, manual tells how.
    So mount your backup disk on /var/backup.
     
  3. Daninor

    Daninor New Member

    I got the manual. But it does not say how to mount to that folder. Do I have to install for example sshfs, or is there a service that come with ISPconfig? If so which one?
     
  4. Taleman

    Taleman Well-Known Member HowtoForge Supporter

    Try Internet Search Engines with
    Code:
    linux mount sshfs
    If you want to restrict the search to this forum, use
    Code:
    linux mount sshfs site:howtoforge.com
    Also read the man page for command mount:
    Code:
    man mount
    There is lots of instructions all around the Internet on how to mount stuff in various methods.
     
  5. Jesse Norell

    Jesse Norell Well-Known Member

    If you always want /var/backup mounted, you could just add an entry to /etc/fstab. If it suits your needs better, you can create a /usr/local/ispconfig/server/scripts/backup_dir_mount.sh script which will be called prior to creating backups, and create a /usr/local/ispconfig/server/scripts/backup_dir_umount.sh which will be called afterwards (search the forums here for examples if needed). You only need to install sshfs if you use sshfs (eg. I believe I have posted an example backup script which uses sshfs+encfs in the past, if that's what you're wanting), but the custom scripts you write can use whatever tools are needed to get /var/backup setup to create and access backup files.
     
  6. Daninor

    Daninor New Member

    Thanks alot for your reply. I am struggling finding a script. I only found this one, but it uses sshfs:
    https://schaal-it.com/ispconfig-backup-space/

    Could you post one you know about so I have an idea how it should look?
     
  7. Jesse Norell

    Jesse Norell Well-Known Member

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