MediaCP Manual
    1. Getting Started
    2. Sales Questions
    3. Frequently Asked Questions
    4. Transcoder System Benchmarks
    5. Start an audio streaming business
    1. Change account currency
    2. Product Licensing
    1. Introduction
    2. Installation & Upgrade
      1. System Requirements
      2. Versions & Releases
      3. Installation
      4. Upgrading
      5. Streaming Servers
        1. Nginx-Rtmp Video Server
        2. Flussonic Media Server
        3. Wowza Streaming Engine
      6. SSL Certificates
    3. Billing Integration
      1. WHMCS Integration Guide
    4. Migrate from other software
      1. Migrate from Centovacast
    5. Backup & Restoration
      1. Restore MediaCP
      2. Backup MediaCP
      3. Transfer to another server
    6. Administration
      1. Custom Web Service Configurations
      2. Reset Admin Password
      3. MediaCP System Commands
      4. Change MediaCP domain name
      5. Move media to another hard disk
      6. FTP Troubleshooting
    7. Scaling
      1. Scale with Wowza and CloudFront CDN
      2. Nginx-Rtmp with CloudFront CDN
    8. Troubleshooting
      1. Troubleshooting Wowza Streaming Engine
      2. MySQL Database Troubleshooting
    1. Introduction
    2. Administrators Dashboard
    3. System Configuration
      1. General
      2. Services
      3. Video Players
      4. Albums
      5. Email
      6. Plugins
      7. Statistics
      8. Backups
      9. Custom HTML
      10. Misc
    4. Customer Accounts
      1. Managing existing Customers
      2. Create a new Customer
      3. Deleting a Customer
      4. Login as another Customer
      5. Send email to Customer
      6. Reset Customer Password
    5. Reseller Accounts
      1. Reseller Plans
      2. Create a Reseller Account
    6. Media Services
      1. Creating a Media Service
      2. Deleting a Media Service
    7. Announcements
      1. Managing Announcements
      2. Creating Announcement
      3. Deleting Announcement
    8. Statistics
    9. Software Health
    10. Software Updates
    11. Email Templates
    12. API
    1. API Documentation
    2. Custom Domain Names
    3. Shoutcast 2 Admin Guide
    4. Wowza and Flussonic on same system
    5. Submit a feature request
    1. Shoutcast 2 Live Broadcasting
    2. DJ Priorities
    3. HTML5 Audio Player
    4. Broadcasting with AutoDJ
    5. Shoutcast 2 Premium
    6. Mount Points
    1. Ondemand Video Streaming
    2. Getting started with video streaming
    3. Relay & IP Camera
Backup & Restoration

Last updated 2 days ago

Backups provide a snapshot of the MediaCP servers database, media contents and important configuration files (including SSL Certificates), allowing for a  complete recovery in the event of a hardware failure or other disaster. 

A backup of the database (only) is created automatically every time you upgrade the software, and by default all backups are stored in the /backup path on your system.

It is recommended to take regular complete backups of the MediaCP and store these offsite where possible.

Backup Package & Structure

The backup package file is described below, enabling an administrator to create a compatible package for the restoration process if necessary.

Please note any tar files should contain relative paths and not full paths. For example, when taking a backup of the content path, change directory to /usr/local/mediacp/content first. Likewise with /usr/local/mediacp/htdocs for the htdocs.tar file.

The backup file is an uncompressed .tar file containing the following files:

  • database.tar
    • mediacp.sql (mysql dump file)
  • htdocs.tar (containing entire /usr/local/mediacp/htdocs/)
  • config.tar containing
    • /nginx/conf.d/ssl.conf
    • /nginx/server.pem
    • /nginx/fullchain.pem
    • /nginx/server.key
    • /php/php.d/custom.ini
    • icecast.cert
  • content.tar – Optionally included tar of the /usr/local/mediacp/content path
  • letsencrypt.tar – Optionally included if letsencrypt is enabled. 
    • tar of /usr/local/mediacp/letsencrypt/
  • contentdir – text file containing the content path (/usr/local/mediacp/content/)

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