What Backup systems are available?


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What Backup systems are available?Last Modified: Sep 6, 2009, 12:29 pm
There are 2 backup systems.

1) The recommended one is the DirectAdmin backup system.
It will create a tar.gz file for each DirectAdmin account storing all information specific to that User (databases, email accounts, email data, domains, website, subdomains, etc, etc..)
This is the recommended method because it has a simple 1 click restore.
It's handy for user backups and to move accounts between servers.
This backup system has 3 different levels of interface, all which create a file with the same contents:
    Admin Level -> Admin Backup/Transfer
    Reseller Level -> Manage User Backups
    User Level -> Site Backup


2) The other backup system is:
    Admin Level -> System Backup

this is an interface to the "sysbk" backup script (we didn't write sysbk)
The System Backup will backup all data including config files for services (like the /etc/exim.conf, directadmin.conf etc...) which are not part of the DA backup.
This tool can also be customized to add/remove paths that you would like.
However, this tool does not have a 1 click restore option.
Each tar.gz that it creates must be restored manually with the tar command.
 
Related Helpfiles
Server to server transfer of all accounts.
How to configure multiple backup repositories with the Reseller (or Admin) Level Backup.
Restoring a System Backup file
I want a redundant backup server

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