How to force a nightly backup?

Hello. I’m using Bitwarden server on my VirtualBox machine, It says

Bitwarden will automatically take nightly backups of the mssql container database. These backups are kept in the ./bwdata/mssql/backups directory for 30 days. In the event of data loss, you can use ./bwdata/mssql/backups to restore a nightly backup.

However I set up the server two days ago, and the folder ./bwdata/mssql/backups is empty. How can I force Bitwarden to make a nightly backup when needed?

To manually run the backup

docker exec -i bitwarden-mssql /

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thank you for the answer, that’s works! could you pls help me with customizing the schedule of the automatic backups? i mean, to do every morning/week/etc

If you are on Windows, you can just use the Windows Task Scheduler to run the command @sugianto mentioned above on any schedule you like.

If you are on Mac or Linux, you can achieve the same thing using crontab to schedule a recurring cron job.

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