This backup method creates a backup of the entire repository, including CQ5 or other applications deployed into it. This method lets you create and later restore the entire repository and applications running on it, including content, version history, configuration, software, hotfixes, custom applications, log files, search indexes, and so on.
If using clustering, and if the shared folder is a subdirectory of crx-quickstart (either physically, or using a softlink), the shared directory is also backed up.
This method works as a hot or online backup, so you can perform this backup while the repository is running. The repository is usable while the backup is running. This method works for the default, TarPM-based CRX instances.
When creating a backup, you have the following options:
- Creating a backup of the repository (compressed as a zip file).
- Backing up to a directory without creating a zip file.
- Backing up with a time delay to lessen the impact of the backup on system performance.