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Alfresco for Administrators by Vandana Pal

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The backup and restore process

For an application to be robust, a proper backup process for all data is very important. Here, we will cover details about what steps are required for backing up and restoring data in Alfresco.

Backups are required for the main critical components of Alfresco which hold the data, as listed below.

  • Database: You can use the database dump method based on the type of database used for backup. There is a very good tool, Xtrabackup for MySQL, using which, backing up a large database is trivial. Refer to http://www.percona.com/software/percona-xtrabackup. As the repository size grows, the DB size will be large, so an efficient and incremental backup and restore strategy should be defined for the database.
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