There are three different concepts exposed in the user interface when backing up a system:
When importing partial archives generated from versions prior to edgeSuite v3.4, pages can have some unexpected behavior. This is due to the way pages are identified. This will likely only be an issue in a deployment with multiple servers, where some servers are still running older versions of edgeCore. Best practice is to keep all edgeCore server versions synchronized to the latest version.
Backups are used in a number of different scenarios:
The Backup & Restore interface separates out manually created full and partial backups, from recovery backups that are automatically created. Users can toggle between the two different groups of backups using the toggle control in at the top right (shown below):
The list of backups appears in a table with the following attributes:
The name that was given to this backup. Some backup names are automatically generated, which includes the date and time the backup was created, to make it unique. This name is also used for the name of the backup file edgeCore creates on the file system, so it must only contain characters valid for a filename.
The type of backup file for this backup.
This column contains additional descriptive information. It is particularly useful when working with recovery backups, because the system will provide information about why the recovery file was created.
The date and time the backup was created.
The version of edgeCore used to create the backup archive.
Backup files are saved to the edgeCore server’s file system.
Creating a backup is accomplished by clicking the “Backup” button in the bottom right of the toolbar (shown below).
After clicking the “Backup” button, a “Configure Backup” dialog is displayed.
Specify a name for the backup. If you leave the name blank, the system default will include the date and time in the backup name for reference.
Specify the type of backup you want:
Determines whether log files should be included with the archive. This option is mainly used when working with Edge Support.
Once an archive has been created, a dialog will appear showing a summary of its contents.
This option becomes available after selecting an item in the table. The User Interface will vary based on the type of archive being restored. See the following sections for additional information:
“Upload” allows an administrator to move an archive from their local system up to the edgeCore server. The “Upload Archive” dialog allows uploading a single archive file, or multiple files.
“Download” allows an administrator to move an archive from the edgeCore server to their local system.