How is the database backed up? How often? Where are the backups located?

The database is backed up on a daily basis by a Cron job using the program “mysqldump”. A full dump of the database is made so that restoration is easy and fast. All database backups are located under/opt/mango/db/archive. These database dump files are stored in a gunzip format and follow a file naming convention that makes it easy to locate dump for a specific day (e.g.mangoapps-

By default, the data backups are retained for 10 days. The script to back up the database is located under/opt/mango/bin/mangodb.shand is configured to be called nightly from a Cron task.

A notification email can be configured to receive status of the nightly backup. By default, this email address is set to This can be changed to whatever email address you would like these notifications to go to.

If you would like to back up the file to another server, there are multiple options. Let us know and we will work with you to configure the option that suits you the best.

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