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 +====== Trac Backup ======
 +[[:​[TracGuideToc]]]
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 +Since Trac uses a database backend, some extra care is required to safely create a backup of a [[:​TracEnvironment|project environment]]. Luckily, [[:​TracAdmin|trac-admin]] has a command to make backups easier: `hotcopy`.
 +
 +  //Note: Trac uses the `hotcopy` nomenclature to match that of [[http://​subversion.tigris.org/​|Subversion]],​ to make it easier to remember when managing both Trac and Subversion servers.//
 +
 +===== Creating a Backup =====
 +
 +To create a backup of a live TracEnvironment,​ simply run:
 +<​code>​
 +  $ trac-admin /​path/​to/​projenv hotcopy /​path/​to/​backupdir
 +</​code>​
 +
 +
 +[[:​TracAdmin|trac-admin]] will lock the database while copying.''​
 +
 +The resulting backup directory is safe to handle using standard file-based backup tools like `tar` or `dump`/​`restore`.
 +
 +==== Restoring a Backup ====
 +
 +Backups are simply a copied snapshot of the entire [[:​TracEnvironment|project environment]] directory, including the SQLite database. ​
 +
 +To restore an environment from a backup, simply stop the process running Trac (i.e. the Web server or [[:​TracStandalone|tracd]]),​ restore the directory structure from the backup and restart the service.
 +
 +  ''​Note:​ Automatic backup of environments that don't use SQLite as database backend is not supported at this time. As a workaround, we recommend that you stop the server, copy the environment directory, and make a backup of the database using whatever mechanism is provided by the database system.''​
 +
 +----
 +See also: TracAdmin, TracEnvironment,​ TracGuide
  
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