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Backup

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  1. Connect to the source

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  1. server over SSH.

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  1. Create an archive of the VPS:

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Create a copy of the logical volume:

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# dd if=/dev/yourvg/vm101_img | gzip | dd of=/home/vm101_backup.gz bs=4096

Restore

  1. Create a VPS at SolusVM > Virtual Servers > Add Virtual Server. Let's assume the VPS ID is vm101
  2. Restore the copy to the created logical volume:

    # dd if=/home/vm101_backup.gz | gzip -d | dd of=/dev/yourvg/vm101_img bs=4096

    vzdump --compress --dumpdir /home/backup VMID

    - compress : It will compress the dump file (results in a .tgz).
    - dumpdir specifies the directory in which you want to store the dump. If you don't specify a dumpdir, it stores in /vz/dump
    - VMID of VPS can be found in SolusVM > Virtual Servers.

Restore

  1. Restore the archive:

    # vzdump --restore /home/backup/vzdump-VMID.tgz VMID

    where VMID is a corresponding VM ID.

  2. Import VPS if required: Importing OpenVZ containers