[Moin-user] backup and restore

Thomas Waldmann tw-public at gmx.de
Sun Feb 22 02:32:56 EST 2009

> How do you backup and restore MoinMoin?

Well, there are several ways.

If you do a file-level backup of your whole system, you're fine, moin
code, configuration and data will be included (as we just use the file
system and no database, no special precautions like dumping databases or
stopping database engines are needed).

If you selectively just want to backup moin, you can either use your
backup tool of choice or configure moin's backup action, see

the data_dir (see your wiki config) has the most important stuff: your
wiki pages, your user profiles, your custom plugins.

you also should backup your wiki config files.

if you include moin's code and static files in the backup, restoring
will be easier. at least you should know which version / release /
package of moin you used.

Whatever you use, make sure the backup has everything you need in case
of emergency.

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