Backups

Database and Filesystem backups are encouraged so that you can quickly get your apps back up-and-running in case of disasters.

Schedule a new backup

To schedule a backup, you must first have a Backup Provider created.

  1. Select the backup profile to use
  2. Add a label to refer to the backup as
  3. Set a frequency - this uses the standard cron job schema with times set to the server time
  4. Select Filesystem or Database depending on which you are scheduling
  5. If selecting Filesystem - enter the source path
  6. If selecting Database - select the database you are backing up

Other Options

  • Destination folder is where backups will be placed (make sure the username you use has write access to the destination folder path you supply)
  • Define folders and files to ignore (for Filesystem backups)
  • Notifications - if you created a Notifications profile, you will have options to be notified when backups fail and/or successfully occur

Backup controls

If you have a backup scheduled, from the list view you can also:

  • Select plus button to trigger one-off backup
  • Select pause button to pause backup schedule; or select play to resume
  • Select trashcan button to delete backup schedule