Micetro by Men&Mice

Latest versions

Search all documentation

Child pages
  • Backup and Restore of Men & Mice Central on Unix Systems
Skip to end of metadata
Go to start of metadata


Stop the Men & Mice Central service, using the init script or use the appropriate systemd, service command depending on your Linux distribution, examples:

sudo /etc/init.d/mmcentral stop

(or e.g. RedHat6)

sudo service mmcentral stop

(or e.g. RedHat7)

sudo systemctl stop mmcentral

Back up the directory
in version 5.6 and above,
in 5.1. For example, to create an archive in your home folder on the server:
In 5.6 and above
sudo tar czC /var/mmsuite -f ~/central.tgz mmcentral
In 5.1
sudo tar czC /var/qdns -f ~/central.tgz qdnscentral
Then start the service again:
sudo /etc/init.d/mmcentral start


Stop the service as outlined above. Then restore the data directory. If you followed the instructions above exactly, you can use this shell command:
In 5.6 and above
sudo tar xzC /var/mmsuite -f ~/central.tgz
In 5.1
sudo tar xzC /var/qdns -f ~/central.tgz
Then start up the service again, as outlined in the Backing Up section above.