Some hands-on experience is required! If you have never used the command line, please contact one of our partners to get some assistance.

To restore your Hypernode from a backup use the steps below.

Restore using snapshots

On Amazon (AWS) and Combell OpenStack we use snapshots to create backups. A snapshot is a saved state of the /data device at a given moment in time. We can use this to create a static copy of that given state in time and transform this to a virtual device which we can attach to your Hypernode. Once attached, this device is mounted under /data/backup and you can easily restore your files by copying them from this file system.

By using the following command you attach the latest available snapshot to your node:

hypernode-systemctl attach_backup

The backup snapshot is automagically detached/unmounted overnight, before the backups are made. There is a second MySQL instance running so you’ll lose some resources while it is attached. Please contact Support if you want the snapshot detached earlier, to save on resources.

For DigitalOcean, please see below.

Restore a database from snapshots

Create a database dump

To create a database dump from the backup instance, connect to port 3307 with the mysqldump utility and create a dump:

When the export is created, a backup file can be found in /data/web named after the database, with the .sql.gz extension.

Dump the data from the backup MySQL instance into the production database.

To restore the backup and immediately import it in the production database use the following command:

While attaching a snapshot to your Hypernode does not require any resources, creating a database dump does require CPU, so please keep this in mind when doing so.

Restore a file backup from a snapshot

To restore your files, copy the files from /data/backup/current to your public/ or magento2/ directory.

**Assuming the environment has the default Magento root directory setup you can restore the file backup with the following commands. If you have an alternative setup, you should change the Magento root directory in the commands below:

Magento 1

Magento 2

Restore on DigitalOcean

Restore a database backup on DigitalOcean

When we restore a database backup, you’ll find a database dump compressed with gzip.
The name of this backup has the format database_name_date_timezone.sql.gz

To restore this backup you can use either magerun or use the MySQL client utility:

Using magerun:

First unzip the back-up file:

For Magento 1:

For Magento 2:

Using MySQL client:

And then wait until the database is fully imported.

This might take a while for large databases, so get yourself some coffee in the meantime.

Restore a file backup on DigitalOcean

When you request a file backup on a Hypernode at DigitalOcean, we create a directory in your homedir in which we restore from a certain point in time.

To restore this backup, remove the old file or directory and copy the file(s) and/or directories in place in your /data/web/public directory.

IE: if you need to restore the var directory, use the command:

If you need some visual assistance, you can use mc (midnight commander).