Hub 2017.3 Help

Backup

To access the backup settings for Hub, select Backup from the Server Settings section of the Administration menu.

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On this page, you can manually create a backup copy of your Hub database and system settings. Use this feature to save and archive copies of your database. We recommend that you create a backup of your database before you upgrade your Hub installation.

You can also set a schedule for creating backup copies of your database automatically.

To create a backup manually:

  1. In the Server Settings section of the Administration menu, select Backup.
  2. In the Backup Location field, confirm or set the location of the backup folder for your server.
  3. In the Filename Prefix field, confirm or set the prefix that is assigned to the filename of the backup file.
  4. Set the Archive Format to determine whether the backup files are created as a TAR.GZ or ZIP archives.

    The maximum size of the ZIP backup file is 2Gb. For larger databases, use TAR.GZ archives.

  5. Click the Create backup button.
    • The backup file is created.
    • When done, the details for the backup file are shown in the list on the page.

To schedule automatic backups:

  1. Configure the Backup location, Filename prefix, and Archive format as described in the procedure for manual backups, above.
  2. From the Backup interval drop-down list, select one of the pre-configured intervals or select Custom and enter a cron expression. For additional information, refer to the Quartz documentation.
  3. In the Backup files rotation input field, enter the number of backup files you want to keep.
  4. Click the Save button to store your changes.

Backup Settings

You can modify the default settings of your database backup configuration. The following settings are available:

SettingDescription
Backup LocationSets the directory where Hub stores backups of the database.
Filename PrefixSets the prefix that is assigned to the filename of the backup file. The full filename of the backup file contains this prefix followed by the date and time when the backup was created.
Archive FormatDetermines whether the backup files are saved in TAR.GZ or ZIP format.
Backup intervalSets the schedule for automatic backups. Select one of the pre-configured intervals or use a cron expression to set up a custom interval.
Backup files rotationDetermines how many database backup files to are retained on the server. This parameter lets you create a rotation of database backups. Only the specified number of the backups files are kept on your server. To disable the automatic backup rotation, set the number to '0' (zero). In this case, all backups files are kept and must be deleted manually from the backup location.
Last modified: 19 July 2017