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faq:systemadmin:what_is_the_best_way_to_backup_my_citadel_installation [2010/06/13 05:43]
dothebart add link to moving logfiles.
faq:systemadmin:what_is_the_best_way_to_backup_my_citadel_installation [2014/02/11 07:27] (current)
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 ====== What is the best way to backup my Citadel installation? ====== ====== What is the best way to backup my Citadel installation? ======
-There are two backup strategies you can use, depending on your site's availability requirements and disk space availability.  This [[documentation:system_administration_manual#backing.up.your.citadel.database|section of the system administration manual]] goes more into deep. 
  
-The first is, to copy the entire **citadel/** directory. The most important files are **citadel.config**, **citadel.control**, and the **data/** subdirectory, but there are other files which contain non-static data as well. +You should back up the entire **citadel/** directory. The most important files are **citadel.config**, **citadel.control**, and the **data/** subdirectory, but there are other files which contain non-static data as well. 
  
 Since Citadel uses a journalling database backend, it is vitally important that you backup both the data files and the logs, and that the data files (**data/cdb.* **) are always backed up //before// the logs (**data/log.* **). The logs must always be backed up //after// the data files. [[faq:systemadmin:how_may_i_improve|It might be apropriate to move the logfiles to another location.]]You can however [[http://tldp.org/HOWTO/LVM-HOWTO/|speed this up by using LVM]] and [[http://tldp.org/HOWTO/LVM-HOWTO/snapshotintro.html|Snapshots]]\\ Since Citadel uses a journalling database backend, it is vitally important that you backup both the data files and the logs, and that the data files (**data/cdb.* **) are always backed up //before// the logs (**data/log.* **). The logs must always be backed up //after// the data files. [[faq:systemadmin:how_may_i_improve|It might be apropriate to move the logfiles to another location.]]You can however [[http://tldp.org/HOWTO/LVM-HOWTO/|speed this up by using LVM]] and [[http://tldp.org/HOWTO/LVM-HOWTO/snapshotintro.html|Snapshots]]\\
  
-The second, slower one, is [[documentation:system_administration_manual#backing.up.your.citadel.database|ARTV Export & Import]], that dumps out your database into an ascii stream.+This [[documentation:system_administration_manual#backing.up.your.citadel.database|section of the system administration manual]] goes into more detail.
  
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