Wizard: Restore from Backup

A Krill Manager backup is a complete copy of all of the application settings and data files for applications managed by Krill Manager, e.g. including Krill settings, NGINX certificate and key files, a record of your wizard choices, the RRDP and Rsync content files, application logs, etc.

If you previously made such a backup using the krillmanager backup command on this or another Krill Manager instance (and in the latter case transported the backup archive to this instance) you can choose at this point to set up this Krill Manager instance using the data in the backup archive, instead of answering wizard questions to setup Krill Manager from scratch.

With or Without Existing Backups

In most cases the restore from backup wizard page will look like this:

KRILL SETUP WIZARD: Restore from backup (Optional)   [next: Publication mode]
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Would you like to:
- Setup Krill by answering questions, OR
- Restore from a previously made 'krillmanager backup' archive?

> Type: INITIALIZE, or FILE to supply an archive file path?:

If however you have previously used the krillmanager backup command on this Krill Manager instance, you will see the backup archives the command created listed on this page:

KRILL SETUP WIZARD: Restore from backup (Optional)   [next: Publication mode]
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Detected backup archives:
     1  backup-20200406-125743.tgz
     2  backup-20200406-125759.tgz

Would you like to:
- Setup Krill by answering questions, OR
- Restore from a previously made 'krillmanager backup' archive?

> Type: INITIALIZE, or FILE to supply an archive file path?:

Krill Manager has no way of knowing about backup archives that you might have copied to the filesystem from an external storage location or from another server and so also provides an option for you to specify the path to the backup archive manually.

Initialise or Restore

Enter one of:

  • INITIALIZE to skip this page and continue setting up Krill Manager from scratch.
  • N where N is the number of a listed backup that you would like to restore.
  • FILE to specify the path to a backup archive to restore, e.g. that you have previously copied to the system with the scp command.

Note

If you choose a backup to restore from the wizard will complete the restore process and then exit with a status summary of the running Krill Manager instance.