Backups / Restore

What kind of backups are able to be restored

Currently HestiaCP only support the backup of:

  1. HestiaCP
  2. VestaCP

How to increase the number of backups

As admin user go to "Users" -> "Packages" -> Edit the package of the user and increase the number of backups

What is the difference between zstd and gzip

ZSTD have been developed by Facebook as a replacement. During testing we a significant speed increase and lower disk space usage against gzip.

For more information see

What is the optimal compression ratio

Higher the number how better the compression ratio. During the testing we discoverd that "ZSTD" level 3 compares agains level 9 for disk space how ever much faster. ZSTD level 11 took the same time but an smaller small size. Level higher then 19 should never be used as zstd becomes terrible slow.

What kind of protocols are currently supported

Currently supported backup protocols are:

  • FTP
  • SFTP
  • Backblaze / B2 Protocol

How to setup a (S)FTP Backup server

Login on a server as root and run following command

v-add-backup-ftp-host backup-user p4ssw0rd [/path-backups/] [port]


v-add-backup-sftp-host backup-user p4ssw0rd [/path-backups/] [port]

Arguments between brackets [] may be omitted

How to change default backup folder

Due to security reasons, symlinks are not allowed. To change the default backup folder, you can do the following:

  1. Make sure backup folder to set to /backup/
  2. If it ever had something in it, delete and recreate it, using your FTP client or by typing "mkdir backup" in console.
  3. Mount desired folder to backup, using mount:
mount --bind /path/to/new/backup/folder /backup

For a permanent fix you should add a record to fstab, so this folder would load on your system boot:

  1. Open /etc/fstab
  2. Add the following line to the end:
/path/to/new/backup/folder /backup none defaults,bind 0 0
  1. Save the file.