Backup contains the configuration and personal settings of your IPFire. Backups are possible both with and without log files. Including your logs can take a lot of time, depending on the amount of data. Log files are not necessary for a regular backup.
First you must specify how to backup your files. The following options are available.
Creating the ISO includes the download of the standard .iso file from the IPFire site. Problems in reaching download.ipfire.org result in a .iso with size 0. Main reason for the fail is a broken DNS.
Attention: Download the ISO-file only if the size is no longer changing, and then refresh the browser view. Use internal IPFire Menu to actualize browser view in order to preserve unexpected backup-behaviors such as multiple Backup files. If the ISO file will be downloaded too early, it is not yet complete and therefore not installable!
Data backup offers two modes: backup your settings and backup your Addons.
The Data Backup includes settings for the following areas:
Regarding the last point, few examples of its use (note the absence of the leading slash character):
will backup everything in the metrics directory including any subdirectories; you can use wildcards to indicate specific files in directories as well, e.g.:
will save all files in that directory starting with disk-space; you can also add multiple lines for that directory with different wildcards;
means that all files in the directory should be backed up except those that end in pa
Backing up your addons won't save the actual addons themselves. They will, however, back up their configuration files. After restoring, it is necessary to manually install the addons and then restore the configurations.
These include settings for:
Please note that it is important that you restore the desired file using the appropriate button.
The passwords for "admin" and "root" will be set to those that are in the backup, so if you used different passwords in the machine that you are restoring the backup in, you will be prompted for username/password in the GUI. Simply use the ones from the restored installation.
When you restore a backup on a different machine, the IP address will NOT be restored. You have to change this by starting "setup" from a shell.
|creates a backup|
|downloads the backup to your local PC|
|removes a backup from IPFire|
|restores a backup|
|Backup files path:||/var/ipfire/backup|
|ISO files path:||/var/tmp/backupiso|
Note - The ISO files path will change in the near future. See this Mailing List post:
See the backup console commands here --> Using the Backup Console