Create and restore application backups through the GUI


To backup, follow the steps below:

  • Log in to the application as an administrator.

  • Select the “Administration -> Server Settings -> Database Backup” menu item.

  • Choose the backup location on the server and set the archive format to tar.gz.

  • Click the “Backup database now…” button. A new backup file with a tar.gz extension will be created.


  • Download the backup file by clicking it.


To restore, follow the steps below:

  • Stop the servers.

  • Copy your backup file to the directory /opt/bitnami/apps/youtrack/youtrack_home.

  • Rename the current database folder and create a new one with the commands below:

      $ sudo mv /opt/bitnami/apps/youtrack/youtrack_home/teamsysdata /opt/bitnami/apps/youtrack/youtrack_home/teamsysdata.back
      $ sudo mkdir /opt/bitnami/apps/youtrack/youtrack_home/teamsysdata
  • Restore your backup file, replacing FILENAME with the backup file name:

      $ sudo tar -pxzvf /opt/bitnami/apps/youtrack/youtrack_home/FILENAME -C /opt/bitnami/apps/youtrack/youtrack_home/teamsysdata
  • Start the servers again.

Last modification April 8, 2020