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Newbie question: Backups, Code Repositories & Restoration

- 07/08/2016 08:06:38

Hi Guys,

We're implementing Odoo for our business and I was hoping to clarify a few things about best practices. During my trials (using EC2 instances) I've managed to break the installation a number of times (which is no problem as I just fire up a new instance).

As we edge closer to production use, I was wondering what the best practices are for backing up (and restoring) an Odoo installation if things break, specifically:

  • Do the odoo core files need to be backed up? We use Mecurial and Bitbucket to manage our codebase for our proprietary systems - should/can we be doing the same for Odoo?
  • When using the database management feature to do the backup, it asks if we just want to include the filestore - what exactly is in this filestore? There seem to be a lot of folders

I was also wondering if there's a straightforward way to backup to a private S3, and an equally straightforward way to restore a backup from S3.

Thanks very much in advance,

Scott Bowler
Marketing Technology Manager
Tel: 01746 766848

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