Backup (VDSmanager)

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A backup copy is a copy of a program, file and other data that is stored on a separate storage device. Such copy can be used to restore the original after a data loss event. In case of equipment failure you can always restore the preserved information.

Backing up is normally a routine part of the operation of large businesses. Lost of information can cause a major crisis or lead to business failure. Individuals who don not back up computer data run the same risk.

This module can be used to configure main parameters to back up your the virtual servers on the server, such as the storage of backups, settings for connection with a remote FTP server, the number of backups to be stored, etc. The backups are created automatically by means of Cron.

Click the "Backup" icon on the control panel and fill out the form.

Depending on the storage type, the forms will differ.

Disabled

Module «Backup»
  • Storage type - select where your backups will be stored: in one of the local directories or on a remote FTP-server. If you do not want to backup your VPS data, select Disabled.
  • Use ISPbackup - you can use the ISPbackup program instead of tar to back up VPS files. ISPbackup needs to be configured manually.

Local directory

Module «Backup»
  • Storage type - select where your backups will be stored: in one of the local directories or on a remote FTP-server. If you do not want to backup your VPS data, select Disabled.
  • Backup - check the box to create backups with a non-standard script.
  • Local directory - enter a full path to the directory where the backup copy will be stored.
  • Number of backups - enter the maximum number of backups to be stored. As long as new backups are made, the old ones are removed.
  • Use ISPbackup - you can use the ISPbackup program instead of tar to back up VPS files. ISPbackup should be configured manually.

Remote FTP server

Module «Backup»
  • Storage type - select where your backups will be stored: in one of the local directories or on a remote FTP-server. If you do not want to backup your VDS data, select Disabled.
  • Backup - check the box to create backups with a non-standard script.
  • FTP-server - enter a domain name or IP-address of a remote FTP-server where your backups will be stored.
  • Login - enter a username to access the remote FTP-server. Make sure that this user has sufficient permissions to write files on the remote FTP-server.
  • Password - enter a password to access the remote FTP-server.
  • Number of backups - enter the maximum number of backups to be stored. As long as new backups are made, the old ones will be removed.
  • Use ISPbackup - you can use the ISPbackup program instead of tar to back up VPS files. ISPbackup should be configured manually.
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