You can manually create backups, and restore backups within minutes, all from your browser, without having to log on to the server console. This is extremely helpful in the initial stages of configuring OTbase, as it will allow you to remediate configuration flaws easily.
Creating a backup manually
Go to MAINTENANCE then select the Backup tab and click on Backup now. This will create a new backup file that will then show on top of the backup files list.
Note that timestamps use UTC.
Downloading a backup file to your local computer
You can download any of the backup files to your local computer by selecting it in the list and then click on Download.
If you have a botched configuration that you want to recover from, you would certainly not use the backup file that you have just created. A fresh backup file may however be very useful for populating a test system.
Restoring a backup file
Restoring a backup is as simple as selecting the backup that you want to restore in the list of backups and then click Restore.
You will then be prompted to confirm the restore operation.
In the next dialog you are prompted if you want to give users a notification that the system will shut down in one minute. If there are no concerns that unwitting users may be interrupted in their operations, simply click No and the restore will begin instantly. You will be automatically logged out of the system.
During the restore process, you will see a message in the browser window informing you that system maintenance is in progress. Once that the restore is complete you will see the normal login prompt.