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Server Backups

VirtFusion supports user level backups. The current implementation only supports on demand with scheduling to follow in a future update.

Configuring a backup server in VirtFusion

From the admin area navigate to Backups -> Backup Storage then click the Add Storage button.

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Give the backup server a name (it can be changed later) and click Add. There may be a slight delay while the system generates a unique key pair.

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Fill in all the information on the next screen and make a copy of the public key. Then click update.

On the same page, Configure the hypervisor groups or hypervisors that can use this backup server to store backups. Then click update.

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It's also worth noting that hypervisors also have a setting that will define how they choose backup servers to use. The default is Directly assigned storage only.

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Configuring the backup server

Now you've added a backup server in VirtFusion, you will need to make sure the following tasks are completed on the remote backup server:

  • Make sure the specified unix user is created
  • Add the pre-generated public key for that user (authorized keys)
  • Make sure rsync is installed

Adding a backup plan

From the admin area navigate to Backups -> Server Backup Plan then click the Create Plan button.

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Give the plan a name (it can be changed later) and click Create.

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Allow Manual Backups and Allow Scheduled Backups are currently pre-defined and can't be changed until scheduling is introduced in a future release.

Fill in all the information on the next screen. Again, don't forget to enable it.

Assign a backup plan to a server package

Edit your server packages (Resources -> Server Packages) and assign the backup plan.

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Assign a backup plan to server

You may need to assign a backup plan to a server or edit the backup plan it uses. You can do this by selecting the server in the admin area and viewing the Backups pane.

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