How to backup DocuShare site data
Note: This solution applies to DocuShare 6.5.x, 6.6.x, and 7.
Back up site data
To ensure the security of
your DocuShare site data, you should back up daily. Follow the
instructions provided with
your server software and/or database application.
After completing a site
backup, verify that the sizes of the backed up directory and database files
are the same as the original
files. Even if you seldom restore site data, you should occasionally test
your data restore procedure
on a test server to make sure everything is working correctly.
Minimum backup requirements
To keep database information
and site information in synch, either stop DocuShare or place the
site in Read Only mode
before starting a backup. Back up database files and DocuShare directory
files during the same backup
cycle so there will be no inconsistencies between database
information and site
You must, at a minimum, back
up the Docushare\documents directory and all DocuShare
The location of the
\documents directory varies depending on the site installation environment.
The \documents directory for
a site is displayed in the Document Repository field on the Site
Management l Directory Paths
Admin UI page.
For sites using SQL
databases, the default database files are named Docushare.mdf and
If your site is using the
database that was bundled with DocuShare, we recommend that you back
up the entire DocuShare
install directory. In this case you must stop both DocuShare and the
database in order to release
all necessary files from running processes.
To make site file restoration faster and easier, we recommend that
you back up the entire
Xerox\Docushare install directory. Using
this strategy, you back up all site content that is
located under the Xerox\Docushare directory, including
configuration files and site
Solution Updated: June 13, 2016
Solution ID: 615