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Plone 3 for Education by Erik Rose

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Back up Plone

For the most part, a simple filesystem-level backup of your buildout folder (that it, is the one housing buildout.cfg) is all that's necessary. Your add-on products, buildout.cfg, Zope and ZEO instances, log files—all are conveniently centralized in that folder, so including it in your normal backup routine will almost completely suffice. What remains is to ensure a reliable backup of the ZODB: like many databases, it requires some special care to copy it while it is running.

Make incremental backups of the ZODB with repozo

Of course, it would be possible to shut down ZEO, copy the Data.fs to a backup medium, and then start everything back up again, but your site would be unavailable while you did it. repozo, a tool included in your ...

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