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FB 6 - Backup and restore plan

What is the best process for daily backing up and the one time restoring a FB 6 installation onto a new server?

(I am hosting on Windows 2003 with SQL 2000 DB).
Mark M Send private email
Tuesday, December 2, 2008
Hi Mark,

While there are many ways to do this, I would focus on making sure that your database is being backed up on a daily basis.  You can schedule this via the Enterprise Manager or from a backup tool like Symantec's Backup Exec.  Whatever method you go with, I highly recommend that you ensure that your backups aren't just remaining on the local hard drive.  Get them offsite, on to tape, or at least onto another server regularly so you don't get burned if your main database server dies. 

To get your site running on another box, just restore the database on the new sql server and launch the FogBugz setup.  The installation program will ask you if you'd like to use an existing FogBugz database and you'll be able to point it at your newly restored db.

I have found that this method tends to only take a few minutes and is much easier than trying to copy the website by hand and tweak IIS.

Hope that helps!
Michael Gorsuch Send private email
Tuesday, December 2, 2008

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