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Backup and restore

Lauri Ojansivu edited this page Feb 4, 2020 · 15 revisions

Also see Docker Backup and Restore

MongoDB client based backup

Install MongoDB shell 3.2.x

MongoDB 3.2.x shell for Ubuntu

Backup script for MongoDB Data, if running Snap MongoDB at port 27019

now=$(date +'%Y-%m-%d_%H.%M.%S')
mkdir -p backups/$now
cd backups/$now
mongodump --port 27019
# if running on source install, run for example: mongodump --port 27017)
cd ..
zip -r $ $now
cd ../..
echo "\nBACKUP DONE."
echo "Backup is at directory backups/${now}."
echo "Backup is also archived to .zip file backups/${now}.zip"

Manual Backup

Stop Wekan and Backup to directory called dump

sudo snap stop wekan.wekan

mongodump --port 27019

sudo snap start wekan.wekan

Stop Wekan and Restore

sudo snap stop wekan.wekan

## Only if you get errors about existing indexes, use this instead:
## mongorestore -d wekan --drop --noIndexRestore --port 27019
mongorestore -d wekan --drop --port 27019

sudo snap start wekan.wekan

Snap based backup (less reliable, can disappear with snap remove wekan)

Setup backup directory

Create backup directory and set permissions

$ sudo mkdir /var/snap/wekan/common/db-backups
$ sudo chmod 777 /var/snap/wekan/common/db-backups


As normal user as archive:

$ wekan.database-backup

Backup is created in directory:


There is optional Backup file is optional parameter $ wekan.database-backup BACKUPFILENAME, but probably it does not work.

List backups

You need to first create one backup, otherwise this command shows error.

To list existing backups in default directory, as normal user:

$ wekan.database-list-backups

Restore backup

As normal user:

$ wekan.database-restore FULL-PATH-TO-BACKUP-FILENAME