NOTICE: JetBackup For Linux is in ALPHA testing stage. Please handle with caution. Any information on this document is subject to change as we continue to develop and make changes.

How To Get My Master Private Key?

JetBackup for Linux generates the root master private key upon installation. In case the key does not exist, you can generate a new key through the Generate root Master Private Key button under general settings.

To obtain your private key, please log in to your server as root and download this file:

/usr/local/jetapps/etc/jetbackup/userkeys/root.rsa
That key will be handy in DR situations since from now on, JetBackup "DR-snapshots" is encrypted.
Please be advised, there is no way to restore from DR without that key, and it's important to keep this key on your local machine/phone or other servers.

Important information!

  • Please keep your private key in safe place, that only authorized personnel can access it. We highly recommend reading online on techniques for "keep private keys safe".
  • Uninstalling JetBackup also removes the root master private key.
  • DR backups will be created unencrypted when the root master private key is missing.