What to backup?

Hi there,

I want to make a backup of my ojs application.
I would like to know what should i backup (folder, database ?), so that i can recover in case of incident or moving application to another server.

Thank you,

Hi @coldsummer,

See the OJS Quick Reference, available from the OJS Documentation page.

Regards,
Alec Smecher
Public Knowledge Project Team

I found the instructions for backup for v2.3.1 at https://pkp.sfu.ca/ojs/docs/userguide/2.3.1/systemAdministrationBackupRestore.html. Are there new ones for OJS3?

Hi @Aragon,

Those are still accurate for OJS3. Or you could try the backup plugin, which is available in the plugin gallery!

Regards,
Alec Smecher
Public Knowledge Project Team

@asmecher how to install backup plugin?

Hi @hussainyousaf,

The backup plugin is in the Plugin Gallery. See https://docs.pkp.sfu.ca/learning-ojs/en/settings-website#plugins for details.

Regards,
Alec Smecher
Public Knowledge Project Team

@asmecher thanks for guidance. After download plugin, when i upload this message appear. I also not change the plugin original name

Please guide.

Hi @hussainyousaf,

That’s the wrong file. If you install the plugin using the Plugin Gallery, it will take care of downloading the right file automatically.

Regards,
Alec Smecher
Public Knowledge Project Team

i exactly download zip file from this link https://github.com/asmecher/backup but same error generating.

Hi @hussainyousaf,

Yes, that’s the wrong file. Use the Plugin Gallery.

Regards,
Alec Smecher
Public Knowledge Project Team

@asmecher When i use plugin gallery this message show and when i click OK button this screen still there after an hour no installation perform.

Hi @hussainyousaf,

Check your PHP error log for details.

Regards,
Alec Smecher
Public Knowledge Project Team

@asmecher this error i find in error log and error log not showing after 24-Dec-2019

[24-Dec-2019 01:42:09 UTC] PHP Fatal error: require_once(): Failed opening required ‘plugins/generic/usageStats/GeoLocationTool.inc.php’ (include_path=’.:/opt/cpanel/ea-php70/root/usr/share/pear’) in /home/pjoorgpk/public_html/lib/pkp/classes/plugins/Plugin.inc.php on line 467