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Redmine Cookbook by Aleksandar Pavić

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Recovering from system failure

Your hardware malfunctioned, server got hacked, or Redmine does not work after upgrade, and of course, backup is unavailable for some reason. System failure does not necessarily mean that you have lost all your Redmine data and files.

Getting ready

Prepare a new system with a blank Redmine installed or hard drive space to save Redmine data, which will be used after reinstallation.

How to do it…

Recovering from system failure should not be too hard considering that you can still access the hard drive on which Redmine data is stored. The steps to recover from failure would be, as follows:

  1. Export the database or at least copy its files; usually for MySQL databases, data is stored in the frm and ibd files located in /var/lib/mysql ...

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