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How to Backup/Restore on HestiaCP

by Thạch Phạm

Backup Restore on HestiaCP keeps your data safe. Let’s find out with AZDIGI!

I. Overview

As a system administrator, data management, ensuring data is always available is the essential thing. Your server may be down, but with the data inside, you need to ensure periodic backups to minimize any risks, thereby improving professionalism as well as ensuring data is always safe.

Usually, every hosting provider has its periodic backup system and these backups are backed up on a set schedule. For example, the provider system schedules backups every 2 AM every Saturday. But during the operation, your data is corrupted and you want to recover the latest data, but if you don’t have it, losing the most recent data is inevitable.

In this article, AZDIGI wants to share how to perform Backup/Restore on HestiaCP. Let’s follow along.

II. Backup/Restore on HestiaCP


  • Backup
  • Restore

1. Automatic HestiaCP Backup

With the HestiaCP control, the system will automatically configure cron to run periodic backups for you when you are done installing. You can check this Cron backup at the HestiaCP admin interface in the CRON section as shown below:

Backup/Restore on HestiaCP

With CRON, the system will automatically back up all USERs available on HestiaCP at (0h20m daily). And you can change this automatic backup schedule by clicking on the “pen” 🖋 icon and adjusting the execution time:

  • Refer to crontab to set the time for CRON.
Backup/Restore on HestiaCP

With a set schedule, the system will automatically run the backup at the right time and minute. Below are the backup files that are backed up according to my schedule.

Backup/Restore on HestiaCP

2. Backup HestiaCP manually

To backup manually on HestiaCP, follow these 2 steps.

Step 1: Log in to the User you need to backup

To log in to the User that needs to be backup, click on the => icon as below. Or you can log in directly from https://my-ip:8083 with the user and password created earlier.

Backup/Restore on HestiaCP

Step 2: Backup user

Then click BACKUP to create a backup. This file will backup all users including web, mail, database.

Backup/Restore on HestiaCP

After a successful backup, the system will display the files in the format: username-date-time.tar

Backup/Restore on HestiaCP

3. Restore from Backup file on HestiaCP

To restore from the backup file, go to BACKUP => click on the “reverse arrow” ↩ icon to restore.

Backup/Restore on HestiaCP

In this section, you will see 2 options:

  • Restore All
  • Independent Restore: To restore each folder, you define the folders to restore and click on the “Reverse arrow” ↩.
Backup/Restore on HestiaCP

The system will show a message that the Task has been added to the queued, now you just need to wait to complete the process.

Backup/Restore on HestiaCP

4. Download and delete the backup file

To download or delete the backup file, go to BACKUP. At this point, the screen will display all your files => click the buttons as below to download or delete the files.

Backup/Restore on HestiaCP

III. Summary

Hopefully, this article will bring many new things to help you administer the server using HestiaCP more professionally, thereby helping you to ensure that your data is always available and stable.

Wishing you success!

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