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From Apache Wiki <wikidi...@apache.org>
Subject [Couchdb Wiki] Update of "How to make filesystem backups" by MartinCzura
Date Sun, 02 Nov 2008 01:03:51 GMT
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The following page has been changed by MartinCzura:
http://wiki.apache.org/couchdb/How_to_make_filesystem_backups

The comment on the change is:
page creation

New page:
There are three types of variable data files to backup:

   * Database files
      
   * Configuration files
   
   * Log files

[http://mail-archives.apache.org/mod_mbox/incubator-couchdb-user/200808.mbox/%3c32800028-9286-47C8-82A5-1ECC25667FDA@apache.org%3e
Couch-users discussion from Damien Katz - August 2008]:

{{{
Actually, you can copy a live database file from the OS at anytime without problem. Doesn't
matter if its being updated, or even if its being compacted, the CouchDB never-overwrite storage
format ensures it should just work without issue.
}}}

For all platforms, locate your database, configuration, and log files and perform a filesystem
copy. Be careful to preserve file permissions, too. Archive these files to wherever you want--
ideally on a different machine in a different physical location -- with appropriate security
limiting access.   

For example, here are the directories to backup for a [http://wiki.apache.org/couchdb/InstallingOnUbuntu
CouchDB install on Ubuntu]:

  * Configuration: /usr/local/etc/couchdb/

  * Database files: /usr/local/var/lib/couchdb/    

  * Logs: /usr/local/var/log/couchdb/

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