How to configure AutoFTP Backup in SolusVM?
Note: it is required to have a configured FTP server with FTP user either on the same host node or another server. We suggest using proFTPd.
Login to SolusVM Administrator web interface.
Open Nodes > the necessary node > AutoFTP Backup.How to open AutoFTP Backup settings
Configure IP address of FTP server, username, password, and directory for the backup.
Enable backup by checking Turn backup ON or OFF.
Configure settings of the backup.Description of backup settings
Settings are day, week and month.
The time your want the backup to run. This setting is for day, week and month and is in 24 hour format.
The day you want the weekly backup to run.
Day of month
The day of the month you want the monthly backup to run.
The number of backups you want to keep. If set to 1, the system will overwrite the last backup. If set higher than 1, it will rotate the backups.
From 0 - the highest priority, to 7 - the lowest priority.
Idle: A program running with idle IO priority will only get disk time when no other program has requested disk IO for a defined grace period. The impact of idle IO processes on normal system activity should be zero. This scheduling class does not take a priority argument.
Best effort: This is the default scheduling class for any process that has not asked for a specific IO priority. Programs inherit the CPU nice setting for IO priorities. This class takes a priority argument from 0-7, with a lower number meaning higher priority. Programs running at the same best effort priority are served in a round-robin fashion. This is usually recommended for most applications.
Real-time: The RT scheduling class is given first access to the disk, regardless of other processes running in the system. Thus, the RT class needs to be used sparingly, as it can starve other processes. Similarly to the best effort class, 8 priority levels are defined for this class denoting how big a time slice a given process will receive on each scheduling window. This class should be avoided for all heavily loaded systems.
The range goes from -20 (highest priority) to 19 (lowest).
Xen HVM/KVM compression type
bzip2 : bzip2 is a freely available, patent-free (see below), high-quality data compressor. It typically compresses files to within 10% to 15% of the best available techniques.
pbzip2 : pbzip2 is a parallel implementation of the bzip2 block-sorting file compressor that uses pThreads and achieves near-linear speedup on SMP machines.
The number of processors pbzip2 can use.
OpenVZ backup type:
Online: This option backs up the container while it is online. There is no downtime with this option.
Suspend: This option backs up the container and suspends/resumes during the backup process. This option has a small amount of downtime.
Stop: This option shuts down the container and then generates the backup. Out of all three options, this one causes the most downtime.
Xen backup type
Online: This option backs up the virtual server while it is online. There is no downtime with this option.
Stop/Start: This option shuts down the container and then generates the backup. Out of the two options, this one causes downtime.
OpenVZ temp directory
The temp directory where the temp backup file will be stored before the upload to the FTP backup server. The default is /vz/dump.
To exclude a VPS from the backup - select it in the list.
Click on Update to save settings.Example of AutoFTP Backup settings