Making a snapshot of a Lino database¶
This script makes a snapshot of this Lino site, i.e. an archive file that contains its current state, including:
a Python dump made with
requirements.txtcontaining the output of
other local files (configuration, local fixtures, uploads, etc.)
The snapshot file is named
snapshot.zip. If a file
already existed before (probably from a previous run), then
make_snapshot.sh renames that file based on its time stamp and moves it
to an archive directory before creating a new file.
If the archive directory contains any snapshots older than 60 days,
the script removes them. This is important because
usually also runs as a daily cron job. If we didn't take care of
removing old snapshots, our server might run out of disk space some time in a
far future when we long have forgotten that your daily job is adding a new file
An archive or zip file that contains the state of a Lino site, including database content and local configuration.
- archive directory
A directory, usually under
/var/backup/lino/mysitewhere snapshots of a Lino site are being stored.
Make a snapshot of a given Lino site.
This file is generated by
getlino startsiteusing the following template: https://github.com/lino-framework/getlino/blob/master/getlino/templates/make_snapshot.sh