RedmineBackupRestore » History » Version 5

Version 4 (Go MAEDA, 2018-01-14 07:00) → Version 5/9 (Gerd Pokorra, 2018-07-30 19:07)

h1. Backing up and restoring Redmine

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h2. Backup

Redmine backups should include:
* Database
* Attachments (stored in the @files@ directory under the installation directory by default)

h3. Backing up database

h4. MySQL

The @mysqldump@ command can be used to backup the contents of your MySQL database to a text file. For example:
<pre>
/usr/bin/mysqldump -u <username> -p<password> -h <hostname> <redmine_database> > /path/to/backup/db/redmine.sql
</pre>

You can find @<username>@, @<password>@, @<hostname>@, and @<redmine_database>@ in the file @config/database.yml@. @<host_name>@ may not be required depending on your installation of the database.

h4. PostgreSQL

The @pg_dump@ command can be used to backup the contents of a PostgreSQL database to a text file. Here is an example:
<pre>
/usr/bin/pg_dump -U <username> -h <hostname> -Fc --file=redmine.sqlc <redmine_database>
</pre>

You can find @<username>@, @<hostname>@, and @<redmine_database>@ in the file @config/database.yml@. @<hostname>@ may not be required depending on your installation of the database. The @pg_dump@ command will prompt you to enter the password when necessary.

h4. SQLite

SQLite databases are all contained in a single file, so you can back them up by copying the file to another location.

You can determine the file name of SQLite database by looking at @config/database.yml@.

h3. Backing up attachments

All file uploads are stored in @attachments_storage_path@ (defaults to the @files/@ directory). You can copy the contents of this directory to another location to easily back it up.

WARNING: @attachments_storage_path@ may point to a different directory other than @files/@. Be sure to check the setting in @config/configuration.yml@ to avoid making a useless backup.

h3. Sample backup script

Here is a simple shell script that can be used for daily backups (assuming you're using a MySQL database):

<pre>
# Database
/usr/bin/mysqldump -u <username> -p<password> <redmine_database> | gzip > /path/to/backup/db/redmine_`date +%Y-%m-%d`.gz

# Attachments
rsync -a /path/to/redmine/files /path/to/backup/files
</pre>



h2. Restore

h3. Restoring a database

h4. MySQL

For example if you have a gziped dump file with the name 2018-07-30.gz, then the database can be restored with the following command:

<pre>
gunzip -c 2018-07-30.gz | mysql -u <username> --password <redmine_database>
Enter password:
</pre>

h4. PostgreSQL

TODO

h4. SQLite

TODO

h3. Restoring attachments

TODO