[owncloud-devel] Making Owncloud backups safely

Joas Schilling nickvergessen at owncloud.com
Tue May 24 12:17:39 GMT 2016


on my servers I first send the issue to maintenance mode:
./occ maintenance:mode --on
Then I shut down apache:
service apache2 stop

But yes, should be resumable after the backup and should work fine.


Am 24.05.2016 um 14:12 schrieb Disco Patrick:
> Hi all. The Owncloud admin manual recommends that nightly backups 
> (with service interruption) can be achieved by shutting down apache 
> before copying the files and dumping the database. 
> [https://doc.owncloud.org/server/9.0/admin_manual/installation/deployment_recommendations.html 
> #small-workgroups-or- 
> departments](https://doc.owncloud.org/server/9.0/admin_manual/installation/deployment_recommendations.html 
> #small-workgroups-or-departments)
> Can I take this to mean that this is a safe way of backing up 
> Owncloud? My concern was that I wasn't sure how to stop (or wait to 
> finish) any sync or other operations that were currently happening. 
> Would shutting down apache achieve this? I'm not too worried if a sync 
> is interrupted and needs to be restarted later. Downtime is not an 
> issue for me. I just want to avoid data corruption. Perhaps I don't 
> even need to be concerned about the above?
> Best,
> Patrick
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