MediaCP Manual
    1. Getting Started
    2. Sales Questions
    3. Frequently Asked Questions
    4. Transcoder System Benchmarks
    5. Start your own streaming platform
    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. Wowza Streaming Engine
        3. Flussonic Media Server
        4. Video Feature Comparison
        5. Icecast 2 / Icecast KH
      6. SSL Certificates
    3. Billing Integration
      1. WHMCS Integration Guide
      2. Clientexec Integration Guide
      3. Blesta Integration Guide
    4. Migrate from other software
      1. Migrate From Centovacast
      2. Migrate From AzuraCast
    5. Backup & Restoration
      1. Backup MediaCP
      2. Restore MediaCP
      3. Transfer to another server
    6. Administration
      1. Troubleshooting Login Errors
      2. Custom Facebook App
      3. Custom Web Service Configurations
      4. Reset Admin Password
      5. Port 80 / 443 Proxy
      6. MediaCP System Commands
      7. Change MediaCP domain name
      8. Move media to another hard disk
      9. Secure your server
      10. Admin Tools
    7. Scaling
      1. Scale with Wowza and CloudFront CDN
      2. Nginx-Rtmp with CloudFront CDN
    8. Troubleshooting
      1. Grant access to support team
      2. Troubleshooting Wowza Streaming Engine
      3. FTP Troubleshooting
      4. MySQL Database Troubleshooting
      5. Reporting Troubleshooting
      6. Troubleshooting Liquidsoap AutoDJ
      7. Video Relay 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. Introduction
    2. Audio Operation Manual
      1. Basics 101
      2. Station Overview
      3. Media Library
      4. Playlists
        1. General Rotation
        2. Jingles & Advertising
        3. Scheduling
        4. Repeat Protection
      5. Live DJ Connections
      6. Live Stream Recording
      7. DJ Manager
      8. Country Blocking
      9. Stream Authentication
      10. Stream Proxy
      11. Widgets & Links
      12. Reporting
    3. Video Operation Manual
      1. Basics 101
      2. Service Overview
      3. Scheduling
      4. File Manager
      5. Stream Targets
      6. Streaming to Your Service
      7. GeoIP Country Locking
      8. Widgets & Links
      9. Reporting
    4. Reseller Operations Manual
      1. Reseller Dashboard
      2. Customers
      3. Media Services
    1. API Documentation
    2. Custom Domain Names
    3. Shoutcast 2 Admin Guide
    4. Wowza and Flussonic on same system
    5. Submit a feature request
    6. Wowza Custom Properties
    1. Shoutcast 2 Live Broadcasting
    2. DJ Priorities
    3. HTML5 Audio Player
    4. Broadcasting with AutoDJ
    5. Shoutcast 2 Premium
    6. Mount Points
    7. Managing Media Using FTP
    1. Getting started with video streaming
    2. Live Streaming Overview
    3. TV Station Overview
    4. Ondemand Video Streaming
    5. VAST Advertising
    6. Relay & IP Camera
    7. Stream Recording
    8. GeoIP Country Locking
    9. Connecting your encoder
    10. Preparing Your Media Files
    11. Managing Media Using FTP
    12. Understanding Video Playlists
    13. Embedding player on your website
    14. Smooth Streaming and Content Transition
    15. Video Transcoding (Adaptive Bitrate Streaming)
    16. Image Logo or Watermark Overlay on Video Stream
    17. DVR Rewind
    18. Statistics
    19. Facebook Live Streaming
    20. Youtube Stream Publishing
    21. Twitch Stream Publishing
    22. Shoutcast 2 Stream Publishing
    23. Icecast Stream Publishing
    24. RTMP Stream Publishing
    1. Cloud Video Overview
    2. Admin Manual - Cloud Video
      1. Login to your cloud platform
      2. Dashboard - A First Look
      3. Branding your platform
      4. Team & Staff Members
      5. Plans & Customers
      6. WHMCS Billing Provisioning Module
      7. Activating VOD on Customer Plan
    3. User Manual - Cloud Video
      1. Login to your video platform
      2. First Look
      3. Creating a Channel
      4. Channel Overview
      5. Broadcasting
      6. Recording
      7. Fallback Video
      8. TV Channels - 24x7 UGC
      9. Video on Demand
      10. VOD Playlists
      11. Publishing
      12. Viewing Analytics
      13. Publish Zoom Meetings
      14. Advertising
      15. Restreaming IP Cameras
    4. Video Guide Series
    5. Streaming Best Practices
    6. Feature Comparison
    7. Roadmap & Release Notes
Backup MediaCP

Last updated 12 months ago

The backup process is capable of capturing all the important components of the MediaCP software including the database, media contents and configuration files. All backup data is compiled into a single .tar file and stored on your system, by default backups , in the /backups path however this can be defined from within the MediaCP System Configuration screen.

A Full Backup includes both the Database and Media Contents while a Partial Backup only includes the Database. If the Media Contents path (/usr/local/mediacp/content/) is very large then you might consider a Partial Backup and manually configure an rsync of the Media Contents to another disk or server; this will dramatically improve backup performance.

Full Backup

A full backup will take a backup of the MediaCP as well as all your media content files. This may take some time to process while it archives all your media files.

Firstly, we recommend checking the how large the MediaCP directory is and also the disk space available on your system using:

du -h --max-depth=1 /usr/local/mediacp | tail -1
df -h

You can then specify the location to store the backup with the option  –backup-dir=

cd /root/;rm -f init;wget http://install.mediacp.net/scripts/init;chmod 777 init;./init backup --backup-dir=/backups/

Partial Backup

A partial backup is much faster and will backup all MediaCP system files and database required for critical operation. Media content files are excluded and should be backed up separately.

cd /root/;rm -f init;wget http://install.mediacp.net/scripts/init;chmod 777 init;./init --no-contents backup

Automatic Backups

Automatic backups can be configured from the MediaCP System Configuration -> Backups interface.

Custom Backup Location

To change the location of backups, we recommend that you configure a symlink to the new location.

For example, if you wish to configure a mounted drive at /home2/backup/ as the backup destination you can run the following commands to set this up:

rm -rf /usr/local/mediacp/backup/;
mkdir -p /home2/backup/;
chown mediacp:mediacp -R /home2/backup/;
ln -s /home2/backup/ /usr/local/mediacp/backup/;

Troubleshooting

There is not enough space on this disk to backup the MediaCP and contents

The backup process requires twice the amount of free space on the disk as the total size of the MediaCP software. This is to ensure adequate space for a staging area where files are packaged before finalising the backup. You should increase the amount of disk space available to complete the backup.

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