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  1. Click the Backup button on the Site Management screen. In "Data to Backup," select the type of Backup:

    • All e-mail, web, and user files on this site. This backs up all the site user's files, including the administrator e-mail, and the site web and FTP data.
    • Files and e-mail of user. This backs up the files and e-mail inbox for a specific user on this site.

  2. To back up all files, or just files that have been changed within a certain time frame, choose from the pull-down menu that's adjacent to "Backup files modified in the last." You can choose "Backup all Files," 31 days, 14 days, 7 days, 2 days, or 1 day.

  3. Click Start Backup.

  4. Assign a path and a file name on your computer for storing the backup data, and then click Save.

    • The file transfer takes several seconds to minutes. Do not interrupt or cancel the file transfer. If the file transfer fails, delete the partial backup file on your computer. If you try to restore a partial backup file, you might corrupt the data.
Scheduled Backup

This feature allows site administrators to schedule regular automatic backups, which means you don't have to remember to back up your site information manually.

To schedule regular, automatic backups:
  1. Click the Backup button on the Site Management screen.

  2. Click Scheduled Backup.

  3. In "Data to Backup," select the type of Backup, as described in step 2 in the preceding section.

  4. To back up all files, or just files changed within a certain time frame, choose from the pull-down menu that's adjacent to "Backup files modified in the last."

  5. Choose the frequency of the automatic backup:
    • Daily means nightly at 1 a.m.
    • Weekly means every Sunday night at 1 a.m.
    • Monthly means on the first of every month at 1 a.m.
  6. Choose a backup method.

    • FTP Server will write the backup file to an FTP server.
    • NFS will place the backup file on a mountable NFS resource.

  7. Enter a location for storing the backup data. The location you specify depends in part on the backup method you selected in step 6. See "Backup File Locations" below for an explanation of locations you can enter here.

  8. Click Save Changes.
Backup File Locations

For FTP Server backups:
  1. A location of username@ftp.server.com will put the backup file in the initial login directory.

  2. A location of username@ftp.server.com/path/to/backups/ will put the backup file in the specified path on the server, using userID to login.
For Anonymous FTP backups:
  1. For an anonymous FTP connection, the file needs to be put into a directory where anonymous FTP users have write access. This is generally the /incoming/ directory.

  2. A location of ftp.server.com/incoming will place the backup file on ftp.server.com under the incoming directory.

  3. The "Password" field should contain the password for the specified user, or be left blank for anonymous logins.
For NFS Server backups:
  1. The location should be server:/ share, where server is the NFS server, and share is the NFS volume to mount and write to. You must have write privileges to this directory.

  2. The "Password" is ignored for NFS server backups.
For All Scheduled backups:

Make sure the target location is available and has enough disk space to hold the backup archive. Failure to do this may result in zero-length or truncated archives.



 

 

 

 

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