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Backup (Tape) - Backup

The module 'backup' in the 1A-manager is meant for the management of tape backups.

To be able to use this function, your server must have a tape drive. If you don't have a tape drive, but want to make tape backups, please contact your 1A-partner.

This manual describes how to create and manage backup tasks.

Other backup solutions on the 1A-server are Online Backup and Rsnapshot.

Please keep in mind that you should make regular backups and keep them in a safe place. This means that you should keep them in a place other than where your server is located. This as an insurance against unexpected damage to your server. If your backups are kept at the same location, you will be at risk that the cause of the damage to your server (for example fire or water damage), will also affect your backups.

Requirements

To complete this manual, you will need:

  • A 1A-server with tape drive
  • A computer connected to your 1A-server
  • A browser, for example Internet Explorer or Firefox
  • A username and password for the 1A-manager

Steps

1
Go to the module 'backup'
  • Log in on the 1A-manager
  • Go to backupbackup
2
Create a backup tasks
  • Click on add a new backup tasks
  • Configure your backup tasks
  • Click save
Create a backup tasks
3
Run a backup task immediately
  • Go to current backup tasks
  • Click now
Run a backup task immediately
4
Change a backup task
  • Go to current backup tasks
  • Adjust the properties you want to change:
    • active: whether the task is active
    • eject: whether the tape need to be ejected when the backup has finished
    • every: tells you which day the backup takes place
    • time: tells you at what time the backup will commence
    • paths: tells you which files are included in the backup
    • now: enables you to start the backup immediately
Change a backup task
5
Remove a backup task
  • Go to current backup tasks
  • Click on the time of the backup task you want to remove
  • Check remove this job
  • Click remove
Remove a backup task