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  1. I disagree with you. In any case, I never asked for a hot backup solution. Just documentation on how to backup and restore. I've made my point, Limetech doesn't seem to care about this, and seems like customers don't either.
  2. It's unreasonable to ask for official documentation on how to fully backup and restore my configuration?
  3. Here is all the evidence I need to prove my point. Where did you get the information about app data? What if you did want to back up your VMs because you started to use them seriously? This information should be officially provided by line tech. That's the minimum I'm requesting, I'm shocked that no one else sees this or cares.
  4. I don't agree. Unraid users are power users. We wouldn't be here otherwise. We run duplicity, duplicati, s3cmd, etc and all kinds of other configurations to backup array data and everything else we can rig up. We are capable, but we need to have an official and updated DOCUMENTATION of what needs to be backed up, how to back it up and how to restore it. What is needed is the knowledge to be able to backup and restore (and test the system). Really, without official backup and restore Unraid becomes a toy. I dint understand why there is resistance to this notion that we s
  5. Well, all of the above are very nice, unofficial suggestions and recommendations that may work. I'm simply asking for some OFFICIAL, definitive documentation (or better - tools) to ensure our reliance on Unraid for all personal data are safe and sound.
  6. Where do you learn to do this backup "as little as a copy/paste" Did you see it in official documentation? As I said above AT MINIMUM i'm requesting/stating that Limetech needs to add a page to their wiki that is tested and maintained with each release so we have a (semi?) guaranteed disaster recover path.. Example below. Better yet, some OFFICIALLY SUPPORTED tools to make these things easier. We already have some of them officially (flash tool) and some unofficially (CA Appdata Backup, etc) "How to Backup and Restore Your Unraid Box" 1. Flash Dr
  7. Maybe you misunderstand. It doesn't need to be a live backup, but it does need to be automated. If I need to shutdown the hypervisor or docker engine to make a reliable backup, by all means, we can do a shutdown, backup and restart. Very reasonable. I dont need VMWare enterprise level hot backups for Unraid. But even the free VM tools all allow import/export of VMs...
  8. Unraid is obviously a tool we rely on for data storage and integrity. Parity and regular array data backups are also necessary and self-explanatory on how to perform. Even the flash backup is basically perfect. The issue is all of the other stuff we spend hours setting up, debugging, tweaking, etc. Particularly, Dockers and VMss. There is no official way to backup and restore all of this configuration. We rely on third party plugins. That is what I think is unacceptable. There should be a path to backup and restore ALL data in my unraid box. Even if there isn't an offi
  9. Thanks for the "official" answer. I understand that "backup is a business in and of itself" and certainly a fully integrated backup/restore solution is a complex feature to add and might take some time. In my humble opinion, keeping our data and configuration safe this should be a priority for a company whose core product is a data storage and archiving tool. Unraid is an excellent, mature tool that has an amazing combination power and flexibility. This is the last weakness that needs to be addressed. You may have missed my core point. Its easy to backup array data, I think everyon
  10. @limetech@Squid@ich777 Hey Bosses... will you address this issue? If its too complex to build into the roadmap for whatever reason, can you fully document the backup and restore process for all Unraid functions and data in an official capacity so we can have peace of mind for disaster recovery?
  11. This proves my point. Why can't we have a simple built in solution that covers "everything" without exception? How do we backup and restore VM settings and why does this need to be a separate process?
  12. Unraid is a great tool, making very complex system administration functions seem like playtime. This is wonderful, and every release keeps adding great new features. One thing that I think is sorely missing is an official backup & restore tools and guide. I know there are many forum posts and guides and plugins, and even a flash backup tool built in. None of this makes it easy or clear on how to properly backup ALL the configuration and data in a simple and safe way. Obviously, the shares are critical, and backup of this data should be handled by standard backup tools. What I am talking ab
  13. Sorry to resurrect an old thread. Next question.. How would I restore this?
  14. Can you point me in the right direction? Where can I read up on this?
  15. Just got a brand new Unraid setup and had the problem described in this thread, and this seemed to solve it.