Define backup policyΒΆ

We must backup the databases and software folder to be able to restore our system in case of data loss or corruption and as a safeguard before updating the platform.
We can code an script and crontab it to backup those elements into a backup destination folder.

The following is a sample script that dumps the databases and compresses the platform folder into a single backup file.

BACKUP_FOLDER=/home/iochembd/backup     # <-- Set your backup folder here
IOCHEM_FOLDER=/home/iochembd/iochembd   # <-- Set your ioChem-BD installation folder here

#sufix will range values 0..5 for each week number of the month, change the expression to suit your backup needs
sufix=$[`date +%e`/7]

# Dump PostgreSQL databases, we must provide user password to allow dump to work properly, so please restrict script file rights to 700
export PGUSER=iochembd
export PGPASSWORD=                      # <-- Set iochembd database user password
pg_dump --inserts -h -f $BACKUP_FOLDER/dump_iochemCreate.sql "iochemCreate"
pg_dump --inserts -h -f $BACKUP_FOLDER/dump_iochemBrowse.sql "iochemBrowse"
unset PGUSER

#Zip databases
gzip -f $BACKUP_FOLDER/dump_iochemCreate.sql
gzip -f $BACKUP_FOLDER/dump_iochemBrowse.sql

#Zip entire ioChem-BD folder
tar -zcvf $BACKUP_FOLDER/iochembd.tar.gz $IOCHEM_FOLDER