Knowledgebase: Tips and tricks
Automatically backing up P5 indexes, logs & configuration
Posted by Andre Kuehnemund on 28 May 2015 12:08

Great article on how to automate backing up the P5 indexes, logs & configuration database by Mike Szumlinski:

http://provideotech.org/automatically-backing-up-p5-indexes/

We cannot stress enough how important it is to backup your indexes and configuration. Especially the archive indexes, as those do not get backed up to tape. While it is possible to recover the P5 server's configuration and backup indexes from tape, the time to recover from a disaster will be substantially shorter if you have a copy of all this information on disk.

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Simon Janusis
09 December 2016 18:44
Is there a reason why the P5 Archive backup is not implemented into P5 as a choice in config?
Andre Kuehnemund
28 December 2016 18:07
We're planning to include the option to backup an archive index in the near future. The problem is that contrary to backups, we could only save an archive index in its entirety. If we did that at the end of every archive job, it would be a very time and tape consuming process.
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