Question: How to use RBX to backup HC data.
Recommendations before using RBX:
- RBX will automatically install with HC Panel installation.
RBX has a associated service HCbackup that should be running all the time with the status set as automatic under Start :: Run :: Services.msc.
To start backup or schedule a backup time from RBX, Go to Start :: All Programs :: Hosting Controller :: rebuildXpress and then click Server backup.
Ways to take backup from RBX.
Local System: Select the path of Local system where you want RBX to take backups.
- UNC Path: Path of Remote machine within the same Network where you want RBX to take backups.
Location: Enter UNC path i.e \\Server\backup
Login: UNC login name along with machine name i.e machinename\user
Password: Enter UNC user password.
Note: UNC user should have full access on "\backup folder".
3. FTP: Set RBX to place backup on remote location through FTP website.
FTP Server: Enter FTP site URL. i.e ftp://server.com
Port: Enter the FTP site port (default is 21).
Login & Password: Enter the FTP site login.
Note: FTP user should have full access on the "FTP backup directory".
Backup Schedule: Select the schedule that is daily, weekly, and monthly to run RBX automatically for backups without human intervention.
Enable RBX logging: Rarely RBX does not work the way it should work, to debug HC support required RBX logs that can be enabled under HC panel from "My Server :: Debug Setting". Enable Backup log. Now all RBX activities will be logged under HC installation directory/hostingcontroller/log fold.
Note: In demo mode RBX only takes backup of 5 users and their domains. To avail the full functionality of RBX please purchase its license.
Recommendation: HC encourage to use following option for backup either on Local machine or Network machine using UNC option.