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15.2-Auto Backups

Auto Backups

Backups and recovery strategies are valuable to prevent data loss during unexpected failures and fatal errors. Considering the importance of backups and recovery strategies, MUMARA has arranged easily implementable automated and around-the-clock backup module for its clients. Following is the step by step process of setting up backup schedules and storage areas. To begin with, click “Auto Backup” under tools menu in the left navigation, see the following image.

Figure#15.2.1: MUMARA Backup

Backup Settings

No matter how often you want to take the backups, once a month, twice a month, weekly or even daily, it is too easily implementable. Moreover, it not just take the backup of the database but the complete MUMARA folder including the images, campaigns etc.

a) Take Backups throughout Week Days

Work the first button “Daily Backup” towards the right side to make the selection of the days in a week. You can select all 7 days to take daily backups, or can choose on or more days to schedule your backups on that particular days of the week only.

Retain Daily Backup

Mention the number of backups you want to keep in the storage, each time after crossing the retention limit, application automatically deletes the former backup to replace with the current one. Like if the application is set to take backups on Sunday, Thursday and Friday and retention limit is 2 backups in storage, then while storing the backup for Friday, application will first delete the backup of Sunday.

Figure#15.2.2: Daily Backup

b) Take Weekly Backups

Unlike the above mentioned way of getting backups done on daily basis or on various occasions of the week, a weekly backup helps to backup your MUMARA folder once in a week. It can be on Saturday, Sunday or any other week day. See in the following figure.

Retain Weekly Backup

Mention the number of backups you want to keep in the storage, each time after crossing the retention limit, application automatically deletes the former backup to replace with the current one.

Figure#15.2.3: Weekly Backup

c) Monthly Backup

With monthly backup setting, you can schedule automated backups semi-monthly, on the 1st and 15th of the month, or once in a month, on the 1st or 15th of the month.  Just work the buttons towards the right side to make your selection.

Retain Monthly Backup

Mention the number of backups you want to keep in the storage, each time after crossing the retention limit, application automatically deletes the former backup to replace with the current one.

Figure#15.2.4: Monthly Backup

Backup Storage Settings

After setting up the backup schedules, select the right backup drive according to your storage needs. The auto backup module comes with the following backup transfer and storage facilities.

FTP Backup Settings

Fill the following fields to login your FTP for the scheduled backup storage. The button along with the FTP Backup needs moving towards right to start the process, fields of the following table further elaborate setting up your FTP server for the backup storage.

Figure#15.2.5: FTP Backup Settings

Table#15.2.1: FTP Settings 

FTP Host

Hostname is required while connecting via FTP, the hostname mostly appears as ftp.yourdomain.com.

FTP Username

Username to connect to your server via FTP, in order to transfer the backup to the desired location.

FTP Password

Password associated with the FTP username mentioned in the above field

FTP Port

Provide the FTP port here, the default and mostly used port for the FTP is 21

FTP Path

 Provide the path to the already existing folder/ directory in your server for the backup storage. The format of the path should start and end with the forward slash (/) like /backup/. If you keep this field empty, you will get your backup files stored in your root directory.

Dropbox Backup

The auto backup module is seamlessly integrated with the cloud storage service Dropbox, where you get your schedule backup stored automatically as you connect your Dropbox account with the backup module. To begin with, work the button along with the Dropbox settings towards the right, and follow the steps as below.

Figure#15.2.6:Dropbox Settings

 

Grant Permission

To connect your Dropbox account with MUMARA for backup storage, the first step is to grant the Dropbox account permission. Click the link with says “Click here” to start the process, see in the following figures.

Figure#15.2.7: Click to Start

Once you click the above mentioned link, you will be redirected to the page in the following figure to either Sign in to Dropbox or create a new Dropbox account if you don’t have an account.

Figure#15.2.8: Dropbox Signup

Upon providing correct sign in information, MUMARA auto backup module will create a folder in the Apps section of your Dropbox and the following message will appear on your screen.

Figure#15.2.9: Dropbox Account Integration

Once you allow MUMARA auto backup module to access to its own folder in your Dropbox by clicking “Allow”, it will return with the permission code as shown in the Figure below.

Figure#15.2.10: Access Permission Code

Copy that permission code and return to the interface of MUMARA backup module, paste that code in its respective field, as shown in the following figure.

Figure#15.2.11: Dropbox Code

Submit or Run Now

Upon completing the process of connecting to the FTP server or Dropbox account, press “Submit” to submit the information or press “Run Now” to enable running backup schedules on the very next instance, when the cron completes the set interval, irrespective of the schedule you have set for the job to run.