Time for action – creating a cronjob

  1. Logon to your Cacti system.
  2. Create a crontab file:
    vi /etc/cron.d/cactiBackup
    
  3. Enter the following lines to this file:
    # Cacti Backup Schedule
    0 2 * * * root /bin/bash /backup/backupCacti.sh > /dev/null 2>&1
    
  4. Save the file and exit the editor.

What just happened?

You created a backup job which will start at 02:00 in the morning every day of the week. You now have a daily backup of your Cacti database and files.

Restoring from a backup

Now that you have a daily backup of your Cacti instance, what steps do you need to take to actually restore your backup? Let's have a look at the different tasks needed.

Restoring the Cacti database

Restoring the Cacti database involves using the standard mysql command.

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