[Zope] Automatic backup of ZODB

BZ bz at bwanazulia.com
Thu Oct 9 09:55:09 EDT 2003

Here is what I do (if it helps):

- Nightly I use a cron and fsync to copy the Data.fs over another drive in
a folder per day (there is a script on Zope.org) (last seven days of
- Weekly I tar up the entire zope installation /usr/local/zope/ and put it
on a back up disk dated (zope_20031009.tar.gz) unlimited.
- Weekly I back up to tape and rotate that tape offsite monthly

This is all running on a RAID array.

In the end of the day, back up a ton... you will NEVER regret having too
much back up. I used to use the fsync trick to do an hourly backup as well
of Data.fs.



> On Thursday 09 October 2003 14:34, Chris Withers wrote:
>> Alvaro Jesus Hernandez Arteaga wrote:
>> > I try to do a ZODB packing and backup, I read Maintaining Zope unit in
>> > Zope Book and type the python script (zope-pack) but when run it
>> request
>> > admin login and password.
>> >
>> > How to do to pass login and password in zope-pack script
>> If it's backup you want, I'd just copy Data.fs as part of a cron job
>> running on the server...
> ...taking care to use fsync at the right places to avoid data loss if your
> machine crashes half way through the copy.
> --
> Toby Dickenson
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