Migrating/Restoring a Filewave Server Backup (Linux)

NOTE: These instructions are current as of Filewave 11.2.2 on CentOS

  1. Install the same version of Filewave on the new/rebuilt server
  2. Stop the Filewave service:
    sudo fwcontrol server stop
  3. Copy the backup files to the new server (via SCP or SFTP)
  4. Move the Data Folder to the corresponding directory:
    mv /path/to/old/Data\ Folder /fwxserver/
  5. Start the postgres process:
    sudo -u postgres /usr/local/filewave/postgresql/bin/pg_ctl start -w
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