Recommended Backup Strategy for a PoolParty Server

The backup strategy for a PoolParty Server may be set up on different levels.

You should have a look at PoolParty directory structure and the automatic snapshots generation before you choose your strategy.

These examples assume a default PoolParty installation following the Installation Guide.

You have to stop your PoolParty server for a backup of the data folder or a full backup.

Linux

  • Backup PoolParty's snapshot folder in regular intervals.
  • Backup PoolParty's data directory (/opt/poolparty/data) regularly.
    The data directory also includes the snapshot folder.

    It is advisable to include the PoolParty config folder  (/opt/poolparty/config) into your regular backups.

  • Backup the whole PoolParty directory (/opt/poolparty) before you upgrade to another version.
    The PoolParty directory includes the data directory.

Windows

  • Backup PoolParty's snapshot folder in regular intervals.
  • Backup PoolParty's data directory (C:\Users\Public\PoolParty\data) regularly.
    The data directory also includes the snapshot folder.

    It is advisable to include the PoolParty config folder (C:\Users\Public\PoolParty\config) into your regular backups.

  • Backup the PoolParty's data & config (C:\Users\Public\PoolParty\) and the Tomcat directory (C:/Programs/Apache Software Foundation/Tomcat) before you upgrade to another version.