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Backup role

Last updated: May 2022

Support documentation / Backup role

To run the backup role on a server allow port 222 on your firewall.


The Backup role provides backup space for websites and runs a separate instance of OpenSSH for data transfers on port 222.

The backup role can be installed alongside other roles however we strongly suggest using a dedicated server to run the backup role. (There is no additional licence cost per server.)

To enable the backup role you will need to provide an unpartitioned and unformatted block device for instance a hard disk, SSD, RAID array or iSCSI volume. You will also be asked for a mount point - we suggest /backups. The block device will be formatted with btrfs.

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