MediaCP Manual
    1. Getting Started
    2. Sales Questions
    3. Frequently Asked Questions
    4. Transcoder System Benchmarks
    5. Start your own streaming platform
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    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. Icecast 2 / Icecast KH
        4. 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. Backup MediaCP
      2. Restore MediaCP
      3. Transfer to another server
    6. Administration
      1. Custom Web Service Configurations
      2. Reset Admin Password
      3. Port 80 / 443 Proxy
      4. MediaCP System Commands
      5. Change MediaCP domain name
      6. Move media to another hard disk
      7. Secure your server
      8. Troubleshooting Login Errors
    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. 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
    1. Getting started with video streaming
    2. Live Streaming Overview
    3. TV Station Overview
    4. Ondemand Video Streaming
    5. Relay & IP Camera
    6. Connecting your encoder
    7. Managing your media files
    8. Embedding player on your website
    9. Video Transcoding (Adaptive Bitrate Streaming)
    10. Image Logo or Watermark Overlay on Video Stream
    11. nDVR Live Streaming
    12. Shoutcast 2 Stream Publishing
    13. Facebook Live Streaming
    14. Youtube Stream Publishing
    15. Icecast Stream Publishing
    16. Twitch Stream Publishing
    17. Periscope Stream Publishing
Backup MediaCP

Last updated 6 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

The below crontab example will perform the following:

  • Delete backups older than 7 days
  • Nightly backup of MediaCP Software ONLY
  • Weekly backup of MediaCP Software + Media Content Files

Step 1: Open your system cron file for user mediacp:

crontab -u mediacp -e

Step 2: Copy and Paste the following into the crontab file:

MAILTO="[email protected]"
0 0 * * * find /usr/local/mediacp/backup/*.tar -mtime +7 -exec rm {} \>/dev/null 2>&1; # retention
0 0 * * * /usr/local/mediacp/mediacp.bin --no-contents backup --backup-dir=/backups/; # nightly backup
0 1 */7 * * /usr/local/mediacp/mediacp.bin backup --backup-dir=/backups/full/; # weekly backup

Step 3: Save your crontab file. Of course, It is also recommended to save your backups to a safe location so look at the next section on how to set the backup location.

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/;

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