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Backup your server
« on: December 26, 2011, 11:42:18 am »

Of course, it's always nice to have a complete image of your server in case of failure. But in the field, this is a bit hard. Shutdown the server, start your image manually, restart server. Downtime server: x-hours...

There's a backup option in the webmin, but i recall that this wasn't working for 100%.
For the moment, i created a folder and small script that copies automatically every night all files i ever changed. For example the dchp-extra file, eibd files...

It would be nice that all configuration (db?) would be copied each night to a remote storage, no?
Than when a crash occurs, you can reinstall and restore an up to date config...

Any thoughts about the best way to backup your configuration daily?
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Re: Backup your server
« Reply #1 on: December 26, 2011, 01:12:10 pm »
The web admin based backup executes the shell script /usr/pluto/bin/ - You can easily execute that shell script from a cron job each night.

Look at the script, and see if it does indeed backup everything you want backed up. If stuff is missing, feel free to open a trac ticket detailing what should be backed up as well.