Backup and Restore¶
How to back up EspoCRM manually¶
To make a full backup of your EspoCRM instance you need to copy EspoCRM files and dump the database. Here are the instructions on how to do it on an Ubuntu server with MySQL or MariaDB.
Step 1. Back up files¶
Create an archive of the directory content of installed EspoCRM. The default path for Ubuntu is
/var/www/html. You can use this command:
tar -czf "files.tar.gz" -C /var/www/html .
Step 2. Back up database¶
To back up all your data, you have to know the database name and credentials for access. You can find the database name in the configuration file
/ESPOCRM_DIRECTORY/data/config-internal.php under the section database. You can use this command to back up your database:
mysqldump --user=YOUR_USER --password=YOUR_PASSWORD YOUR_DATABASE_NAME > "db.sql"
Step 3. Copy the backup¶
That's all. Now, you have to copy the created backup to a safe place.
How to back up EspoCRM with a script¶
You can use a script to back up all needed data. Login via SSH and run the commands (tested on the Ubuntu server).
Download a script¶
Run the script¶
bash ./backup.sh PATH_TO_ESPOCRM BACKUP_PATH
PATH_TO_ESPOCRMis a path to installed EspoCRM directory
BACKUP_PATHis a path to backup directory
For Ubuntu server it is:
bash ./backup.sh /var/www/html /opt/backups
Note: If your MySQL user doesn't have needed rights to dump your database, you will be prompted to enter credentials of another MySQL user.
After successful creation, you will get a path to the created backup.
Restore EspoCRM from a backup¶
You can restore the EspoCRM instance from the backup created as described above.
Step 1. Unarchive backup files¶
To unarchive files, you can use Archive Manager or run the below command. Files need to be placed in the web-server directory.
tar -xzf "files.tar.gz" -C /var/www/html
/var/www/html is the web-server directory.
Step 2. Set required permissions¶
The files should be owned by the web-server user and have correct permissions. Please set required permissions by following this instruction.
Step 3. Import database dump¶
Database dump should be imported to the same database with the same user credentials, otherwise the correction should be made in the configuration file
ESPOCRM_DIRECTORY/data/config-internal.php. To import your database from the dump, run the command below in a terminal:
mysql --user=YOUR_DATABASE_USER --password=YOUR_DATABASE_PASSWORD YOUR_DATABASE_NAME < db.sql
Step 4. Check/configure crontab¶
Check if your crontab is configured properly. Run the command below and check if a path to EspoCRM is correct:
sudo crontab -l -u www-data
www-data is your web-server user.
If you have to make any changes, use this command:
sudo crontab -l -u www-data
More details about configuring crontab see here.