Backing up VPS from the inside

This guide will show you how to backup your vsp/container "from the inside vps".
First of all create a directory in which you will backup your container.

mkdir /backup

Below command creates an archive named ctbackup.tar.gz in folder you have created earlier.

tar -zcvpf /backup/ctbackup.tar.gz --directory=/ --exclude=proc --exclude=sys --exclude=dev/pts --exclude=backup .

The backup can be sent to remote server:

scp ctbackup.tar.gz user@host:/path/to/copy

To extract files type:

tar -C /path/to/extract -zxvpf ctbackup.tar.gz

 

Was this answer helpful?

 Print this Article

Also Read

Sendmail [25: Connection refused] fix

If you can't receive email from the outside and got next error:  (Delivery Status Notification...

Configure OpenVPN client on Windows

How to configure OpenVPN client on Windows: First download and install the client. Then...

Cron

Cron is the daemon that can be used to schedule tasks according to time, day of the month,...

Disabling selinux

Selinux annoying you? Get it out! How to disable selinux Open its config file nano...

Clear swap in Centos

Print memory usage [root@localhost]# free -m              total       used       free...