Cloud backups, also called Off-site or Server side backups, are an easy and secure way to store your router's configuration on our servers. The service lets you store up to seven different configurations and manage them through the Foris user interface. Unlike the configuration backup under the
Maintenance tab, cloud backups let you store your configuration directly on our servers. This means that if you take your router back to factory settings, you don’t have to configure everything again or look for configuration files on your computer and you can very easily restore your previously saved configuration. Once you install the package, backups will be created automatically every night, but you can also create backups manually.
To use the service, you first need to download the right package. Go to Foris and check the “Cloud backups” package under the
Updater tab. Then click
Save changes. A new tab
Cloud Backups will then appear.
It is important that you set a password, which you will remember. This password unlocks your backups, so anytime you want to restore settings from a backup, you have to submit the password. The password isn’t stored anywhere and it is also not renewable, so if you happen to forget it, you will not be able to use your backups.
Backups are created automatically every night, but you can also choose to create a backup manually, by clicking
Create. Up to seven backups can be created and stored on your server, after that they will gradually be overwritten. You can choose which backups should not be overwritten, by clicking the
Keep button. Once you click
Keep, the backup will remain stored on our server until you delete it.
The backup contents are all configurations(files) from
/etc/updater directories. In addition, it is possible to add custom directory to the backup's configuration in
/etc/config/backups, for example.
Let's try to add custom directory to backup certificates from openvpn plugin
package backups config generate generate list dirs "/etc/ssl/ca/openvpn"
Beware, the backup is limited (on the server side) - the compressed final backup can have a maximum of 2MB!
To apply the settings stored in a given backup you simply click
Restore in the backup list, submit your password and reboot your router. The restored settings should apply immediately.