System backups

You should perform regular backups of your instances.

In addition to performing regular backups of reliable storage, as described in Storage reliability, you should perform the backups:

  • All databases
  • Binary storage
  • The Jive installation directory (by default, this is /usr/local/jive)

The simplest solution is to back up the entire contents of the Jive installation directory. A more selective option is to back up only the /applications and /etc subdirectories. In either case, you should make backups in accordance with standard backup practices.

Before you upgrade Jive, you should make a full backup of the entire installation directory.