Migrating From Virtual Box OVA Erpnext to Linux OS Erpnext


I am currently using Erpnext on VirtualBox with the OVA image file. Now i have alot of data in this existing ErpNext.
I want to backup all the data and files from the current system and install a fresh linux flavour and deploy erpnext on it then restore the current data to the fresh erpnext.

  1. I need to understand how do i take full data and files backup from current erpnext on virtualbox. Is there any guide for this ?
  2. How do I restore it to the new erpnext? Any guide on this too?

Please help regarding this.


I am giving you steps that will be helpful to migrate ERPNext from one system to other.

  1. Download ova files from here https://erpnext.com/download
    It’s ubuntu 14.04 LTS with preinstalled ERPNext and safe to run production system.
  2. take backup from ERPNext old server.
    run command to take backup with files
    bench backup --with files
  3. copy backup files to new server.
    You can use ftp or ssh to copy files from old server to new server.
  4. unzip backup files using gunzip
    gunzip filename
  5. restore backup to new server
    bench --site site1.local --force restore $path_to_sql_file.sql
    (site1.local is erpnext site, you can create new sites, for creating new site see instructions here https://frappe.github.io/frappe/user/en/bench/guides/setup-multitenancy.html)

Feel free to post any queries here.

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Thanks for the quick reply. I appreciate your help.

Will try this and get back to you.

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