How to backup a website with Online Backup

  • Synopsis

    This guide explains how to backup a website with Online Backup
  • Applicable to

    All Online Backup user
  • Prerequisite

     

    You must have an Online Backup account and be an administrator of your website.

     

  • How to

     

    To add a website and configure its backup:

     

    1. Click Devices > Add.

    2. Click Website

    3. Configure the following access settings for the website:

    • In Website name, create and type a name for your website. This name will be displayed in the backup console.
    • In Host, specify the host name or IP address that will be used to access the website via SFTP or SSH. For example, my.server.com or 10.250.100.100.
    • In Port, specify the port number
    • In User name and Password, specify the credentials of the account that can be used to access the website via SFTP or SSH.

    Important: Only the files that are accessible to the specified account will be backed up.

    Instead of a password, you can specify your private SSH key. To do this, select the Use SSH private key instead of password check box, and then specify the key.

    • Click Next
    • If your website uses MySQL databases, configure the access settings for the databases. Otherwise, click Skip.

     

    In Connection type, select how to access the databases from the cloud:

    • Via SSH from host - The databases will be accessed via the host specified in step 3.
    • Direct connection - The databases will be accessed directly. Choose this setting only if the databases are accessible from the Internet.
    • In Host, specify the name or IP address of the host where the MySQL server is running.
    • In Port, specify the port number for the TCP/IP connection to the server. The default port number is 3306.
    • In User name and Password, specify the MySQL account credentials.

    Important: Only the databases that are accessible to the specified account will be backed up.

    • Click Create

     

    The software shows a new backup plan template. Change the settings if necessary.

    • Click Apply

     

    To change the connection settings:

    • Select the website under Devices > Websites.
    • Click Overview
    • Click the Pencil icon next to the website or the database connection settings.
    • Make the necessary changes, and then click Save.

     

    To edit the backup plan:

    • Select the website under Devices > Websites.
    • Click Backup
    • Click the gear icon next to the backup plan name, and then click Edit.
    • Make the necessary changes, and then click Save changes.

     

    If you have any question, please browse our other FAQs, or contact us directly.

     

  • Keywords

    Online Backup, website, mysql, web site
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