Backup

  1. Connect to the source server over SSH.
  2. Create an archive of the VPS:

    # 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