Today I decided to migrate from my CentOS 6 box with Virtualmin to a new CentOS box with Virtualmin.
I have full backups stored in my Amazon S3 bucket (a single file of 3.7GB for my entire server with around 10 websites).
I pointed the Restore process to my Amazon S3 bucket with my credentials, selected All Features (but not Settings) for the restore, and didn’t touch the defaults under Other restore options. I then clicked the Show What Will Be Restored button.
For just over 2 hours, I saw a lot of activity on the server (by monitoring the droplet at Digital Ocean): lots of Bandwidth, CPU and disk I/O activity (when there had been none before). All of that dropped off back to the normal after the 2 hours had completed.
However, the Restore page has not refreshed itself, nor given me any further feedback… the little red line at the top is still not all the way to the right, and the little spinning progress icon is still going, even though it’s been just over an hour now since all activity on the server appeared to cease.
When I try logging into Virtualmin using another browser, I don’t see any Virtual Servers yet, so nothing has yet been restored.
This is the first time I’ve ever tried to restore a Virtualmin backup. Should I just wait on that page for some hours further, even though there’s no server activity? Did something go wrong that I don’t know about? What was the two hours of highly elevated bandwidth/CPU/disk activity about after clicking that button, if not restoration?