Full v2 Backups

This guide will help you configure incremental backups of your server and files


Requirements for Full v2 backups

  • The Full v2 backups are only available if your website/file server integration is connected using SSH (public/private key) method.
  • Your server must have enough space available for storing temporary backup archive.
  • You must have Tar archiving utility available in your server command line.

1. Create Node

Click on the Create Node button on your website/file-server integration which is connected using SSH (public/private key).

2. Select Backup Type

Open the Backup Type dropdown and select Full v2

3. Add Temporary Backup Directory Path

You must have enough space on your server to store a temporary backup archive. This archive is deleted when BackupSheep downloads the archive. Once it's downloaded then BackupSheep uploads it to storage providers based on your schedule settings.

4. Create The Backup

The Full v2 type node will execute a backup on your server using the Tar archive utility. The temporary backup archive will be stored on your server until it's downloaded to BackupSheep server. Once the backup archive is downloaded then BackupSheep uploads it to storage locations configured in your schedule.

5. Restore Backup

Make sure you are in the directory where you want the backup to be restored. You can navigate through your file system with the cd (change directory) command. For instance, to move to the directory /mydirectory/, you would use:

cd /mydirectory/

Begin by restoring the full backup using the tar command:

tar -xvf full-backup.tar

This will extract all files and directories from the 'full-backup.tar' into the current directory.