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How do I backup my Linux server using IDrive?
Can I schedule backups from my Linux server?
Is there any preliminary setting that needs to be done before I start my backup?
When I restore data, the permissions and owner / group information is different from source. Why?
Is there any simple way to backup MySQL database?
While configuring my account, I see two options, 'Create new Backup location' and 'Select from the existing backup location'. Why is that?
Why can't I see the 'Backup type' for my IDrive account?
How can I exclude files/folders from backup set?
Can I exclude files/folders based on partial file/folder names?
How can I exclude files/folders based on regex pattern?
I am getting 'unable to find compatible binary' error during account setting script execution. How do I configure my account?
How can I update IDrive scripts manually to newer version, if 'check_for_update.pl' is unable to update ?
How do I uninstall IDrive scripts package ?
   
   

How do I backup my Linux server using IDrive?

You can backup your Linux servers using IDrive scripts package, which is a bundle of perl scripts. To perform all your IDrive operations, download the scripts and follow the instructions provided in the readme.txt file.

Can I schedule backups from my Linux server?

Yes. You can do the schedule backup using IDrive backup scripts

Is there any preliminary setting that needs to be done before I start my backup?

Ensure that you have provided appropriate permissions (executable permission) to the IDrive Backup scripts.

When I restore data, the permissions and owner / group information is different from source. Why?

IDrive stores your data with a fixed owner / group and set of permissions that may be different from original set of owner / group and permissions. After you restore the data, ensure that the permissions and ownership information is modified appropriately.

Is there any simple way to backup MySQL database?

Follow the below steps to backup your MySQL database.

1. Create MySQL database dump file using following command

$mysqldump sample_database > /usr/local/mysql_sample_database

2. Backup the database dump file using Backup scripts.

 

While configuring my account, I see two options, 'Create new Backup location' and 'Select from the existing backup location'. Why is that?

While configuring your account, two options such as, 'Create new Backup location' and 'Select from the existing backup location' may appear. This is because, one or more devices are configured with your account but there is no backup location configured for that particular device from which you have logged into the account. So you can either create new backup location for that device or link the device with the existing Backup Location.

 

Why can't I see the 'Backup type' for my IDrive account?

For some IDrive accounts users may be unable to see 'Backup type', because the default backup type for these accounts is set as Mirror.


 

How can I exclude files/folders from backup set?

To exclude files/folders,

  1. Run edit_supported_files.pl script.
  2. Select option 3 'Edit your FullExcludeList File'. The FullExcludeList.txt file will open in vi editor.
  3. Add full absolute path of the files/folders that you wish to exclude. Enter each item in a new line.
  4. Save and exit.

Example:

Your Backupset contains /home/Documents and if you want to exclude /home/Documents/temp, write this folder path ie: /home/Documents/temp in FullExcludeList file.


 

Can I exclude files/folders based on partial file/folder names?

Yes, you can exclude files/folders from backup set based on partial file/folder names.

To exclude files/folders,

  1. Run edit_supported_files.pl script.
  2. Select option 4 'Edit your PartialExcludeList File'. The PartialExcludeList.txt file will open in vi editor.
  3. Add the partial name of the files/folders that you wish to exclude. Enter each item in a new line.
  4. Save and exit.

Example:

Your Backupset contains /home/Documents and if you want to exclude all the pst files from this folder like /home/Documents/designtutorials.pst, /home/Documents/new.pst, /home/Documents/James/tutorials.pst etc then write "pst" in PartialExcludeList file.


 

How can I exclude files/folders based on regex pattern?

To exclude files/folders based on regex pattern,

  1. Run edit_supported_files.pl script.
  2. Select option 5 'Edit your RegexExcludeList File'. The RegexExcludeList.txt file will open in vi editor.
  3. Add the regex pattern of the files/folders that you wish to exclude. Enter each item in a new line.
  4. Save and exit.

Example:

Your Backupset contains /home/Folder01 , /home/Folder02, /home/FolderA, /home/FolderB. If you want to exclude all folders/files that contains numeric values in name ie: /home/Folder01, /home/Folder02 then write \d+ in RegexExcludeList file.


 

I am getting 'unable to find compatible binary' error during account setting script execution. How do I configure my account?

To configure your account,

  1. Download the zip file from the links below, based on machine architecture.
  2. Run account_setting.pl <full path of the downloaded zip file>
    e.g account_setting.pl '/home/user/Downloads/IDrive_Linux_64.zip'
  3. Follow the instructions provided to complete the configuration process.

 

How can I update IDrive scripts manually to newer version, if 'check_for_update.pl' is unable to update ?

To update IDrive scripts manually to a newer version,

  1. Download the latest IDrive scripts package from IDrive website.
  2. Run check_for_update.pl <full path of the downloaded package>
    e.g. check_for_update.pl '/home/user/Downloads/IDrive_for_Linux.zip'
  3. Follow the instructions provided to complete the update process.

 

How do I uninstall IDrive scripts package ?

Uninstalling the script package from your system will leave the files/folders of your system liable to digital disasters.


To uninstall the script bundle, run the below command and follow the instructions.
$./Uninstall_Script.pl


This script will automatically remove all package script files and other dependency files. It will also cleanup the scheduled backup/restore jobs if any.


 

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