There are two different ways to back up the Console database:
- Through the asctl command, which backs up only the MySQL
database. Use this method before a Console upgrade procedure, or to guard
against possible database corruption.
- Through the Console web UI, which backs up the MySQL database in addition to all
the files required to fully restore the Console application. Use this method for
disaster recovery purposes, in order to restore
Console when the entire server is lost.
This command uses mysqldump
to create Console's MySQL database backup. The
backup file, aspera_console.sql
, is saved in the following directory:/opt/aspera/console/backup/<year-month-day_time>
For instructions on restoring your Console database, see Restoring the Console Database