|Version 14 (modified by moorman, 5 years ago)|
Backup your data
SourceForge.net performs routine backups for all of our servers and will restore from these backups in the event of catastrophic server failure (e.g. in the event of equipment failure, datacenter loss, etc.). There is a cost associated with restores from our backup solution. Due to our backup methods, we are unable to do per-project data restores.
We encourage projects to make their own backups, to permit the project to restore data on their own as needed. In each of our service-related site docs we include a reminder to perform backups.
Please note that data that users or SourceForge.net administrators "delete" from the SourceForge.net site is merely hidden, but retained for perpetuity. It is not necessary to restore this data if flagged as deleted; contact us for assistance.
Data backup methods
SourceForge.net provides easy-to-use facilities to enable projects to backup all of their data.
|Data type||Backup method|
|Forums (built-in)||XML export|
|File Release System (FRS)||Download files from the FRS|
|Hosted Apps||Hosted apps backup facility|
|Mailing lists||Mailing list archive backups (mbox files)|
|Project database||mysqldump or phpMyAdmin|
|Project web||File management service|
|Task manager||XML export|
|User home directory (including Developer web)||File management service|
Initial draft finished 2009-01-15