backup and recovery of existing redmine data

Added by Jayamohan cb over 7 years ago

is there any mechanism to backup and recovery the data already uploaded to the redmine system?

Replies (5)

RE: backup and recovery of existing redmine data - Added by Felix Schäfer over 7 years ago

You only need to backup the DB, the files directory and maybe the config directory, and every modification you've done to the core if any.

RE: backup and recovery of existing redmine data - Added by Michael Powell almost 5 years ago

Would you mind elaborating a bit?

  • Backup the database? That's through normal mysql channels (in our case)?
  • Files? Where are these found?
  • Modifications? Like plugins? Is that backing up the rails code and the like?

I'm on a recent Linux Mint distro with I think Redmine 1.4.x something like that.

And please, more than /path/to/your/files would be helpful.

Thank you...

RE: backup and recovery of existing redmine data - Added by Jan from Planio www.plan.io almost 5 years ago

A database backup can be done via standard MySQL means, e.g. mysqldump will do. As far as /path/to/your/files is concerned, I'm afraid there is no "default" installation path. It really depends on where your Redmine resides on your system. You could try something like find / -type f -name redmine.rb to find out where your Redmine lives and go from there.

If you'd like to move to professionally Hosted Redmine, you can send us an email at and we'll take care of the recovery, import and migration to our current Redmine version as part of our onboarding program. (Hint: I am the founder of Planio)

RE: backup and recovery of existing redmine data - Added by Michael Powell almost 5 years ago

Tempting offer Jan. That might be helpful but I don't know what kind of budget we have to run through an external host. Send me details about it offline.

RE: backup and recovery of existing redmine data - Added by Jan Niggemann (redmine.org team member) almost 5 years ago

Michael Powell wrote:

  • Backup the database? That's through normal mysql channels (in our case)?
  • Files? Where are these found?
  • Modifications? Like plugins? Is that backing up the rails code and the like?

I'm on a recent Linux Mint distro with I think Redmine 1.4.x something like that.

Would you mind elaborating a bit?
And please, more than "I'm on a recent Linux Mint distro with I think Redmine 1.4.x something like that" would be helpful. ;-)
  • You seem to be using MySQL, do you have advanced or basic knowledge of it?
  • Do you have advanced or basic knowledge in using Linux?
  • How do you access your server, can you use the shell (by using ssh / telnet / the console)?
  • Do you use LMDE (i.e. Debian based) or the Ubuntu-based version?

I admit the backup part is very basic in the install instructions, but there isn't a lot to do either...
http://www.redmine.org/projects/redmine/wiki/RedmineInstall#Backups

If you're using LMDE, your redmine version is probably 1.4.4 (http://packages.debian.org/wheezy/redmine) and the files can possibly be found here: http://packages.debian.org/wheezy/all/redmine/filelist
But then again, I'm just guessing because I don't know Mint.

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