Create and restore application backups

NOTE: We are in the process of modifying the file structure and configuration for many Bitnami stacks. On account of these changes, the file paths stated in this guide may change depending on whether your Bitnami stack uses native Linux system packages (Approach A), or if it is a self-contained installation (Approach B). To identify your Bitnami installation type and what approach to follow, run the command below:

 $ test ! -f "/opt/bitnami/common/bin/openssl" && echo "Approach A: Using system packages." || echo "Approach B: Self-contained installation."

The output of the command indicates which approach (A or B) is used by the installation, and will allow you to identify the paths, configuration and commands to use in this guide. Refer to the FAQ for more information on these changes.

To perform a manual backup of ERPNext, follow these steps:

  • Log in to the server console. Learn how to connect to the server through SSH.

  • Navigate to the frappe-bench directory of your ERPNext installation. Depending on your installation type, execute the following commands:

    • Approach A (Bitnami installations using system packages):

        $ cd /opt/bitnami/frappe-bench
    • Approach B (Self-contained Bitnami installations):

        $ cd /opt/bitnami/apps/erpnext/htdocs/frappe-bench
  • Create a backup of your ERPNext site:

      $ bench backup-all-sites

    A new backup will be created.

  • Log in to the ERPNext administration dashboard.

  • Navigate to the “Setup -> Data -> Download Backups” page. You should see the newly-created backup. Click the backup link to download the backup file to your desktop.

    ERPNext backup

Last modification December 21, 2022