Create and restore backups
Bitnami stacks are self-contained and the simplest option for performing a backup is to copy or compress the Bitnami stack installation directory. To do so in a safe manner, you will need to stop all servers, so this method may not be appropriate if you have people accessing the application continuously.
Follow these steps:
Change to the directory in which you wish to save your backup:
$ cd /your/directory
Stop all servers:
$ sudo installdir/ctlscript.sh stop
Create a compressed file with the stack contents:
$ sudo tar -pczvf application-backup.tar.gz installdir
Restart all servers:
$ sudo installdir/ctlscript.sh start
Download or transfer the application-backup.tar.gz file to a safe location.
Bitnami stacks are self-contained, so to restore a stack, you only need to uncompress the backup file in the same location. It is important to use the same path that was used when the stack was originally installed.