Most of us believe in backing up our data and Zenoss Core provides some tools to make the task a bit easier. For example, we can create an on-demand backup from the Zenoss Core web interface. Navigate to Advanced | Settings | Backups to find it.
Here, you can create a backup and view your available backup files. The backup files are stored in
As you see in the screenshot, you can choose whether or not you want to include MySQL events or include MySQL login information in the backup. The default for both options is to include the information. If you do include the login information, your database connection will be included in the backup in a plain text file.
When you create a backup, the following directories in
$ZENHOME are included:
/bin: Zenoss utilities and commands
/etc: Configuration files
/perf: RRD files to graph the performance of devices and daemons
/ZenPacks: Add-on modules that you installed in Zenoss Core
Snagging a backup...