Import / Export of server templates between 2 physical servers - is it safe

OS type and version Ubuntu Linux 22.04.4
Webmin version 2.111
Usermin version 2.010
Virtualmin version 7.10.0
Theme version 21.10
Package updates All installed packages are up to date

I have a live server and a dev server. I would like to copy a server template from one physical server to another and I have a few questions:

  1. is it safe to manually copy templates from /etc/webmin/virtual-server/templates and then copy them into the same folder on the remote system?
  2. If I use the backup and restore mechanism as outlined here Separate function to Backup Server Templates [#19325] | Virtualmin will this overwrite all of the current templates in the target system when I restore?
  3. Where is the Default Template stored as it does not seem to be in this folder.
  • 0 = empty
  • 1 = Settings For Sub-Servers
  • 169 = Developer
  • 171 = chicken

Thanks in advanced

Don’t rely on old posts they could very well have changed over the years

i don’t usually bump posts :smile:

Can anyone answer my 3 points above?

@Ilia If you get chance could you look at this question for me. Thanks

Yes, it should work just fine, as long as a template is stored (saved) as a file.

Yes, it should be overwritten upon restore; that is the purpose of the restore function.

If it isn’t saved, then Virtualmin relies on the defaults primarily defined in the /etc/webmin/virtual-server/config file.

@Ilia thanks for the info. I will add this to my almanac :smile:

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