Lesson 3: Backing Up your VPS

2023-03-30 202 words 1 min read

Lesson 3: Backing Up your VPS
This article describes how to back up your Linux server. Some of these methods will vary depending on your distribution of Linux, in my example, I am using Ubuntu so these methods should work if you are also using Ubuntu.

How do you back up a Headless Ubuntu Server from Command Line?

Step 1.

APT Repository Install

To begin install the

package run the following command:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install duplicity

Step 2.

Creating Our Backup Folder Location

To do a full backup let’s create a folder in our users home directory called backup:

cd ~ && mkdir backup/

Using Duplicity to Make Full Backup of System

To take a full backup to our “~/backup” folder run the following command, replacing your path to your backup folder.

sudo duplicity full / file://home/israel-master-key/backup

You will be asked to enter a passphrase because the files will be encrypted for an extra layer of security.

This may take a while.

Restoring Your Full Backup with Duplicity

Run the following command to restore your

sudo duplicity restore file:///path/to/backup/folder /

You will be asked to re-enter your passphrase to decrypt your files, and your full backup will be restored.

Duplicity on Remote Server


Tags: IT Coding


Authored By Is-Rael Landes

Is-Rael Landes, a good man living on the earth, loving making website, teaching others and coding.

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