Note: We are working on updating our documentation, this page has been identified as still needing improvement. This notice will be removed once these improvements are complete.
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.
SourceForge.net provides easy-to-use facilities to enable projects to backup all of their data.
|Data type||Backup method|
|Project Tool Data (tickets, wiki, discussion, blog, etc.)||Project Data Export|
|SCMs (svn, git, hg)||rsync|
|File Release System (FRS)||File Management service|
|User home directory (including Developer web)||File Management service|
|Project web||File Management service|
|Project database||mysqldump or phpMyAdmin|
|Mailing lists||Mailing list archive backups (mbox files)|