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From Apache Wiki <wikidi...@apache.org>
Subject [Jackrabbit Wiki] Update of "BackupAndMigration" by ThomasMueller
Date Fri, 25 Jan 2008 09:05:05 GMT
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== Repository Backup ==

You can back up a Jackrabbit repository in the following ways:

- Low level backup (file system / database)
- Export to XML using the JCR API 
- Using a tool 

=== Low Level Backup ===

Backing up the file system (and database if used) is the solution fastest.

Files of the file DataStore can be backed up at any time, because the files are never modified.
You should make sure not to backup the temp files however.

File system persistence managers: the files are not be locked, but the problem is atomicy:
Backing up files while they are modified is problematic. Files should be backed up only if
the repository is not running.

Database persistence managers: many databases support online backup, so if you use that you
should be safe.

You also need to backup the repository directory, but this doesn't change usually.

=== Export to XML ===

To create XML documents of a node and it's subnodes, use Session.exportDocumentView(..) or
Session.exportSystemView(..). To restore a backup, use Session.importXML(..) or Workspace.importXML(..).

=== Using a Tool ===

Some JCR tools provide backup facilities, for example [http://jecars.sf.net JeCARS]. See [http://jecars.wiki.sourceforge.net/How+to+use+the+JeCARS+backup+facility
Backup Facility] for details.

== Repository Migration ==

An easy way to migrate a repository to a new persistence manager, or to use the data store,
is by exporting the data to XML and then re-importing it in the new repository.

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