Backing Up and Restoring Data

You can back up your Crowd data by exporting it to an XML file in the Crowd shared directory. The data includes:

  • Your Crowd server configuration details, including connection details for all your directories and applications.
  • Any internal directories that exist.

Important Note about Crowd Backup Functionality

We recommend that you back up your data regularly, especially before any significant configuration changes and before upgrading Crowd. You should also perform regular backups of your database and your Crowd Home directory.

To schedule daily backups of your Crowd data,

  1. Log in to the Crowd Administration Console.
  2. Click the 'Administration' tab in the top navigation bar.
  3. Click 'Backup' in the left-hand menu.
  4. In the 'Schedule Backup' panel, select the 'Enable scheduled backups to XML' and choose the time.
  5. Click the 'Update' button.

When scheduled backups are enabled, Crowd will create a daily backup in the /backups directory under your Crowd shared directory. Backup files will be rotated to retain the most recent fifty daily backups.

To manually back up your Crowd data,

  1. Log in to the Crowd Administration Console.
  2. Click the 'Administration' tab in the top navigation bar.
  3. Click 'Backup' in the left-hand menu.
  4. In the 'Manual Backup' panel, select the 'Reset Domain' checkbox if the backup file will be restored onto a different server. Selecting 'Reset Domain' will reset the domain to blank. (After you restore the data, you can change the domain as described in Domain.)
  5. Enter an appropriate 'Backup File Name'. This will be the name of the XML file that Crowd will create. When the backup process has finished, you will find the backup file in the /backups directory under your Crowd shared directory.
  6. Click the 'Submit' button.

To restore your Crowd data,

  1. Log in to the Crowd Administration Console.
  2. Click the 'Administration' tab in the top navigation bar.
  3. Click 'Restore' in the left-hand menu.
  4. In the 'Restore File Path' field, type the path to the backup file, including the name of the XML file.
  5. Click the 'Submit' button. 

 

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Last modified on Sep 19, 2017

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