Changes between Version 1 and Version 2 of TracBackup


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    11= Trac Backup = 
    2 Since Trac uses a database backend, it requires some extra care to safely create a backup of a TracEnvironment. Luckily, TracAdmin has a command to make backups easier - '''hotcopy'''. 
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    4 '''Note:''' Trac uses the ''hotcopy'' nomenclature to match that of [http://subversion.tigris.org/ Subversion], to make it easier to remember when managing both Trac and Subversion servers. 
     4Since Trac uses a database backend, some extra care is required to safely create a backup of a [wiki:TracEnvironment project environment]. Luckily, [wiki:TracAdmin trac-admin] has a command to make backups easier: `hotcopy`. 
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     6  ''Note: Trac uses the `hotcopy` nomenclature to match that of [http://subversion.tigris.org/ Subversion], to make it easier to remember when managing both Trac and Subversion servers.'' 
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    68== Creating a Backup == 
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    710To create a backup of a live TracEnvironment, simply run: 
    811{{{ 
    9   $ trac-admin /some/where/mytracenv hotcopy /my/vault/mytracenv-backup 
     12  $ trac-admin /path/to/projenv hotcopy /path/to/backupdir 
    1013}}} 
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    12 '''Note:''' TracAdmin will lock the database while copying. 
     15[wiki:TracAdmin trac-admin] will lock the database while copying.'' 
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    14 The resulting backup copy is safe to handle using standard file-based backup tools like tar or dump/restore. 
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     17The resulting backup directory is safe to handle using standard file-based backup tools like `tar` or `dump`/`restore`. 
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    1719=== Restoring a Backup === 
    18 Backups are simply a copied snapshot of the entire TracEnvironment directory structure, including the SQLite database.  
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    20 To restore an environment from a backup, simply shut down your Trac service (Web server or tracd), restore the directory structure from backup and restart the service. 
     21Backups are simply a copied snapshot of the entire [wiki:TracEnvironment project environment] directory, including the SQLite database.  
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     23To restore an environment from a backup, simply stop the process running Trac (i.e. the Web server or [wiki:TracStandalone tracd]), restore the directory structure from the backup and restart the service. 
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     25  ''Note: Automatic backup of environments that don't use SQLite as database backend is not supported at this time. As a workaround, we recommend that you stop the server, copy the environment directory, and make a backup of the database using whatever mechanism is provided by the database system.'' 
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    23 See also: TracAdmin, TracGuide 
     28See also: TracAdmin, TracEnvironment, TracGuide