> and run "fedora-rebuild". Is this right?
If you repository is very big this can take a while. For our repository this would take about a week. I think (haven't tested it) if you also back up the DB tables used by Fedora (and the triple store if enabled and thusly configured), you may be able to skip the rebuild. You might want to try this first :-).
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From: Filipe Correia [mailto:fcorreia@...]
Sent: Friday, 26 February 2010 11:17
To: Scott Prater
Subject: Re: [Fedora-commons-users] Backing up fedora repositories
Great. So, if I backup the files you mention, and need to restore the
system later on, all I will need is to install Fedora, place all the
files from the paths I originally backed them up from, and run
"fedora-rebuild". Is this right?
On Thu, Feb 25, 2010 at 6:19 PM, Scott Prater <prater@...> wrote:
> All you absolutely need are the datastream and object directories, wherever
> you configured them to be. The locations are the values of the
> "object_store_base" and "datastream_store_base" params in
> You'll probably also want to back up the repository XAMCL policies,
> especially if they're enabled. That location is configured in the param
> (Those values are taken from a Fedora 3.2 instance; I don't know if param
> names vary between versions.)
> This all assumes you're using the default standard filesystem storage, and
> haven't configured another storage layer implementation.
> You'll also want to back up the contents of $FEDORA_HOME, especially
> server/config/fedora.fcfg and install/install.properties. Those two files
> are indispensable for recreating your software environment.
> -- Scott
> Filipe Correia wrote:
>> What about a non-brute-force one? I'm a pacifist... :)
>> I guess what I'm asking is, which files/directories should I be
>> copying in order to ensure I can easily restore them later, and what's
>> the restore procedure.
>> From what I've read about the fedora-rebuild command, it looks like
>> it's all I need to fully restore a Fedora repository, as long as I've
>> backed-up the right files, but I'm not sure which these are.
>> Filipe Correia
>> On Thu, Feb 25, 2010 at 2:36 PM, Scott Prater <sprater@...>
>>> The simplest, brute force solution is to use your standard disk backup
>>> tools. The core fedora information is stored as files on the filesystem:
>>> both datastreams and objects. You can rebuild the repository and the
>>> resource index at any time from what's on disk.
>>> -- Scott
>>> On 02/25/10, Filipe Correia <fcorreia@...> wrote:
>>>> Dear all,
>>>> I am looking for pointers on setting up a backup procedure for a
>>>> fedora repository. I couldn't find documentation on the subject. Do
>>>> you know of any good practices I should be following?
>>>> Thank you in advance,
>>>> Filipe Correia
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