[Koha] Backing up 3.0
dearden at sarsf.org
Fri Dec 19 11:35:03 NZDT 2008
I get what you and Joe are saying. I am working now on getting a clean install done on an older piece of equipment, and will then try restoring the configs and databases. I am not using the zebra indexing at this time so no concerns there. I have run into a couple of issues during the install. I will try and document them well and put in a report.
>>> Frederic Demians <frederic at tamil.fr> 12/18/2008 2:40:34 PM >>>
> Any thoughts on what files are essential to restore in the event of a
> complete system crash?
I second Joe Atzberger analysis. Your backup policy must be adjusted on
data update periodicity.
A good practice is to document backup AND restore. You must know and
test by advance what you will have to do in case a restore is required.
You may need a partial or a complete restore depending of situation:
complete disk failure or just DB data corruption.
Don't forget that with Koha 3 indexes are built outside MySQL DB: in
Zebra. You can't save Zebra indexes synchronically with MySQL DB.
Hopefully, Zebra indexes can be rebuilt easily and almost quickly. You
must know how to do it in a recover after crash scenario.
Other systems are also possible involving disk partitioning and mirroring.
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