How to create Server Backups

This guide will show you how to create backups using the DedicatedMC.io Panel.

How to create a Cold Backup

These backups should be used when updating your server version, or when updating a mass of your files. (Not for daily backups.)

Step 1: First you’ll need to go to the DedicatedMC.io Panel and select the server of which you want to backup.

Step 2: In the selected server, go to the ‘Backups’ section located on the left hand side of your screen.

Step 3: In the Backups section, click ‘Create New’ to start making a new backup!

Step 4: You will be prompted with a window alerting you that your server will be stopped, then restarting if you proceed with a backup.

Step 5: After accepting the Alert, you will be prompted to create a friendly name for your backup! (This must be 20 characters or less)

Step 6: Your backup is now being created!

Done!

How to setup Plugin Backups

These backups can be used daily to make sure that your server does not suffer any player data loss if your server happens to suddenly crash.

Server Backups using Drive Backup - Spigot and PaperMC Servers

Step 1: First you’ll need to go to the DedicatedMC.io Panel and select the server of which you want to setup Drive Backup on.

Step 2: In the selected server, either go to ‘File Management’ or use your choice for SFTP. A guide on how to use SFTP can be found here.

Step 3: Download the correct version of Drive Backup

Step 4: In your File Manager, upload DriveBackup to the /plugins folder by clicking Upload on the Panel, or dragging the Jar File into your SFTP Client.

Step 5: After restarting your server, join the game and run the command /drivebackup linkaccount [GoogleDrive / OneDrive] and follow the on-screen instructions!

Step 6: In addition to just backing up your server files, you can use it to backup external files, like databases. To do this, under external-backup-list in the config.yml of the file, you can put:

- hostname: "databases.example.com"
port: 3306
username: "Username"
password:
format: "'Backup-mysql-database-'yyyy-M-d--HH-mm'.zip'"
type: "mysqlDatabase"
names:
- "myDatabase"

Done!

Backup Utilities - Forge and Modded Servers

Step 1: First you’ll need to go to the DedicatedMC.io Panel and select the server of which you want to setup Drive Backup on.

Step 2: In the selected server, either go to ‘File Management’ or use your choice for SFTP. A guide on how to use SFTP can be found here.

Step 3: Download the correct version of FTB Backups

Step 4: In your File Manager, upload DriveBackup to the /mods folder by clicking Upload on the Panel, or dragging the Jar File into your SFTP Client.

The Mod only needs to be added on the server-side and is not required for players who join to have this modification on their client.

Step 5: Restart Your Server

Step 6: Use the command /backup start [Custom Name] to start Manual Backups, /backup size to see your current world's total backup size, and /backup time to see when the next backup will take place!

Done!

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