You can back up and restore the OP5 Monitor configuration from the OP5 Monitor user interface. Advanced users can perform more extensive backup and restore tasks from the command line.
To back up the OP5 Monitor configuration:
- Click Manage > Backup/Restore.
- Click Save your current op5 Monitor configuration.
- Click Yes in the confirmation prompt to continue, or Close to exit without backing up.
OP5 Monitor saves your new backup as a
tar.gzfile, including the date and time of backup:
Note: OP5 Monitor prefixes user-created backups with
backup-and system-created backups with
You can now perform one of the following:
- Download the backup by clicking on it.
- View the contents of the backup file, restore the backup, or delete the backup, by clicking the relevant icon in the Actions column.
You can restore any of the configuration backups you created previously.
To restore a backup:
- Manage > Backup/Restore.
- Click the Restore icon next to the backup you want to restore.
- Click Yes in the confirmation prompt to continue, or Close to exit without restoring.
- After restoring, OP5 Monitor prompts you to restart. Click Restart now to restart or Close to exit without applying the new configuration.
You can schedule
op5-backup to run nightly on the OP5 Monitor server by enabling a
systemd timer distributed with OP5 Monitor:
systemctl enable --now op5-backup.timer
To see when it will run next:
systemctl list-timers op5-backup.timer
To change the schedule, use the system drop-in config file created with
op5-backup.timer, and then make the appropriate adjustment to the
OP5 Monitor comes with a backup script called
op5-backup. It creates backups of the OP5 Monitor installation, but it does not back up the operating system or Logger data.
op5-backup supports local, FTP, and SFTP or SCP backups. You can save local backups to a mounted share.
For help on
op5-backup, type the following command:
# op5-backup -h
The configuration for
op5-backup is located in file
/etc/op5-backup/main.conf. You can use it to configure details such as where to store backup files.
A full backup backs up any of the following installed components:
To run a full backup of your OP5 server, type the following command:
To run an interactive backup, use the
# op5-backup -i
OP5 Monitor stores the backup file in the location specified in the configuration file.
You can use a custom backup to include or exclude different modules from your backup.
To see a list of modules, type the following command:
# ls /etc/op5-backup/modules/legacy
To create a backup that excludes specific module types, type the following:
# op5-backup ? -<module1> -<module2>
To create a backup that includes only specific module types, type the following:
# op5-backup ? +<module1> +<module2>
To restore a full backup, type the following:
# op5-restore -b <path to backup file>
Caution: You must perform a full restore using a local terminal, not SSH.
Also, we recommend that you only restore the same version where the backup was taken from. Trying to restore a backup from different versions of OP5 Monitor can cause serious issues. A thorough version check has been implemented for the restore of backups that prevents all restores except the exact same version.
It is good practice to verify backups, especially manual backups.
You so this using SSH or the OP5 Monitor server console, with the following command:
# tar vft <backup-file>
The output varies, depending on the modules you backed up. For example:
rw-r r- root/root 514982 2013-05-08 08:23 migrate.tar.gz
rw-r r- root/root 296954 2013-05-08 08:23 nagios-plugins.tar.gz
rw-r r- root/root 1052 2013-05-08 08:23 op5-geomap.tar.gz
rw-r r- root/root 26274 2013-05-08 08:23 op5-logserver-3.tar.gz
rw-r r- root/root 27206917 2013-05-08 08:24 op5-monitor.tar.gz
rw-r r- root/root 142 2013-05-08 08:24 op5-notify.tar.gz
rw-r r- root/root 409 2013-05-08 08:24 op5-synergy.tar.gz
rw-r r- root/root 203002 2013-05-08 08:24 op5-system.tar.gz
rw-r r- root/root 1917 2013-05-08 08:24 ssh.tar.gz
rw-r r- root/root 4 2013-05-08 08:24 version
rw-r r- root/root 16 2013-05-08 08:24 timestamp
rw-r r- root/root 7 2013-05-08 08:24 architecture
rw-r r- root/root 8 2013-05-08 08:24 mode
rw-r r- root/root 7 2013-05-08 08:24 archive
drwxr-xr-x root/root 0 2013-05-08 08:24 modules/
rw-r r- root/root 147 2013-05-08 08:23 modules/op5-geomap
rw-r r- root/root 3284 2013-05-08 08:23 modules/op5-monitor
rw-r r- root/root 136 2013-05-08 08:24 modules/op5-notify
rw-r r- root/root 518 2013-05-08 08:24 modules/op5-system
rw-r r- root/root 865 2013-05-08 08:23 modules/op5-logserver-3
rw-r r- root/root 5813 2013-05-08 08:23 modules/migrate
rw-r r- root/root 116 2013-05-08 08:24 modules/ssh
rw-r r- root/root 165 2013-05-08 08:24 modules/op5-synergy
rw-r r- root/root 177 2013-05-08 08:23 modules/nagios-plugins
You can schedule a backup on your
cron. For more information on
cron, see your vendor documentation.
In this example, we will schedule a backup to run daily at 1:30 AM and place the file in the
/root directory. For more options, see Syntax.
- Open the
crontabfile for editing, by running the following command as
# crontab -e
- Add the following line and save the file:
30 01 * * * root /usr/sbin/op5-backup >/dev/null 2>&1
# Example of job definition: # .---------------- minute (0 - 59) # | .------------- hour (0 - 23) # | | .---------- day of month (1 - 31) # | | | .------- month (1 - 12) OR jan,feb,mar,apr ... # | | | | .---- day of week (0 - 6) (Sunday=0 or 7) OR sun,mon,tue,wed,thu,fri,sat # | | | | | # * * * * * user-name command to be executed