Create and restore application backups

Before running the commands shown on this page, you should load the Bitnami stack environment by executing the installdir/use_APPNAME script (Linux and MacOS) or by clicking the shortcut in the Start Menu under “Start -> Bitnami APPNAME Stack -> Application console” (Windows). On OS X VMs, the installation directory is /opt/bitnami and OS X VM users can click the “Open Terminal” button to run commands. Learn more about the Bitnami stack environment and about OS X VMs.

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

  • Log in to the server console using SSH.
  • At the server console, execute the following commands:

    $ cd installdir/apps/erpnext/htdocs/frappe-bench
    $ sudo 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 April 8, 2020