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
Backups

Last updated 2 days ago

Automatic backups can be configured to run daily and/or weekly in the background on the system at a time of your choosing. The automatic backups are compatible with our restoration utility process.

Backing up of Media Contents and Historical Data can be a disk intensive operation. If the backup process is too intensive then you might consider using rsync to keep Media Content files in sync on a different hard disk or server. Consult the Backup Package & Structure documentation also.

Backup Configuration

  • Email Report – Enter an email address to deliver backup reports or leave the field blank to disable emailed reports. Email must be configured correctly for  this to work.
  • Backup System Path – The location to store backups in, this location will also be used for staging the new backup as well.
  • I/O Priority Level – Since the backup process can be intensive, it is recommended to run backups in the background at a low priority in order to not disrupt other services. The backup process will use ionice to control the priority of the entire backup processes disk and cpu resources.
  • Backup Hour – Select an hour according to your systems default timezone (not the MediaCP default timezone) to run the backup. We recommend that you set it to run during off-peak hours, early enough to allow your server to finish backups before peak traffic resumes. Default 2am Server Time.

Daily / Weekly Backup

The purpose of a Daily and Weekly backup is to configure different retention strategies, since the Media Contents and Historical Data is often very large in size.

  • Backup Schedule – Daily backup can run on multiple days, every day if desired.
  • Historical Data – Determines if Historical Data should be included in the backup. For large databases, this may take a long time to complete.
  • Media Content – Determines if Media Content should be included in the backup. For large amounts of Media Content, this may take a long time to complete and a lot of storage may also be required.
  • Retention – How many backups to keep on the system. 

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