Plone 5.2 CMS Setup packing and backup 03

Plone 5.2 CMS Setup packing and backup

Set up packing and backup We want the Zope database to be packed weekly. We’ll do so by setting up a cron job:

sudo nano /etc/cron.d/zeopack 

Add the contents:

0 22 * * 5 plone_daemon /usr/local/Plone/zeocluster/bin/zeopack 

And save. Pick a time when your system can take some extra load. Don’t use the day/time above.

Let’s also create a daily snapshot of the database:

sudo nano /etc/cron.d/plonebackup 

Add the contents below, adjust the time, and save:

0 0 * * * plone_daemon /usr/local/Plone/zeocluster/bin/snapshotbackup 

This snapshot will give you a stable copy of the database at a particular time. You’ll need a separate strategy to backup the server’s file system, including the snapshot.

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