ZenTao ManualBook Info
1 Introduction
1.1 About ZenTao
1.2 Introduction PPT
1.3 Technical Support
1.4 Follow Us
2 Installation
2.1 Choose the right installation
2.2 ZenTao Cloud
2.3 One-click Installation for Windows
2.4 One-click Installation for Linux
2.5 Installation with Lampp
2.6 Source Code Installation (for all Systems)
2.7 Set up Virtualbox for ZenTao
2.8 Softaculous service
2.9 Integrate Zdoo
2.10 Install Ioncube
3 Upgrade
3.1 Upgrade ZenTao
3.2 Upgrade by source code (for all systems)
3.3 Upgrade for one-click installation for Windows (xampp)
3.4 Upgrade for one-click installation package for Linux
4 Users and Groups
4.1 Company Structure
4.2 Add a User
4.3 Batch Manage Users
4.4 Groups and Privileges
5 Quick Start
5.1 Project and Task Management
5.2 Bug Tracking
5.3 Product Management
5.4 Individual Task Management
6 Basic Application
6.1 Basic Workflow
6.2 Agile and Scrum
6.3 ZenTao and Scrum
6.4 ZenTao Tutorial for Rookies
6.5 Create a Product
6.6 Create a Story
6.7 Create a Project
6.8 Confirm a Story
6.9 Task Breakdown
6.10 Report a Bug
6.11 Manage Contacts
6.12 Customization
6.13 Import Excel, CSV files
6.14 Document Management
6.15 Operation Mode
6.16 Points
6.17 Customize Required Field
6.18 Access Control
7 Advanced Application
7.1 Workflow
7.1.1 ZenTao Workflow
7.2 Personal management
7.2.1 My Todo
7.2.2 My Task, Story and Bug
7.2.3 My Profile
7.3 For Product Owner
7.3.1 Manage a Product
7.3.2 Manage a Product Line
7.3.3 Create and Review a Story
7.3.4 Change and Review a Story
7.3.5 Story Status
7.3.6 Notes for Writing a Story
7.3.7 Product Module
7.3.8 Release Plan
7.3.9 Create a Release
7.3.10 Roadmap
7.3.11 Documents
7.3.12 Planning Meetings
7.3.13 Daily Scrum, Review and Retrospective Meetings
7.3.14 Story Reports
7.4 For Project Manager
7.4.1 Create a Project
7.4.2 Set up a Team
7.4.3 Confirm a Story
7.4.4 Story Breakdown
7.4.5 Daily Standup Meetings
7.4.6 Check Project Progress via Burndown Chart
7.4.7 Check Project Progress via Lists
7.4.8 Review and Retrospective Meetings
7.4.9 Basic reports on tasks
7.5 For Development Team
7.5.1 Project planning meeting and task breakdown
7.5.2 Claim tasks and update efforts
7.5.3 Kanban and Tree Diagram
7.5.4 Build
7.5.5 Test Task
7.5.6 Resolve a Bug
7.5.7 Documents
7.5.8 Confirm Bugs
7.6 For QA Team
7.6.1 Defect Management
7.6.2 Report a Bug
7.6.3 Verify and Close a Bug
7.6.4 Activate a Bug
7.6.5 Find a Bug
7.6.6 Test Case
7.6.7 Create and Review Test Cases
7.6.8 Test Suites, Public Case Libs and Reports
7.6.9 Manage Test Tasks
7.6.10 Execute Cases and Report Bugs
7.6.11 Reports
8 Configuration
8.1 Maintain ZenTao
8.1.1 Initialize scripts
8.1.2 Back up ZenTao
8.1.3 Recover the Deleted
8.1.4 Update Burndown charts
8.1.5 ZenTao remote host
8.2 Deploy ZenTao
8.2.1 Guest Login
8.2.2 Email Notification
8.2.3 Set Super Admin
8.2.4 Static Access
8.2.5 Delete "zentao" from URL
8.2.6 Integrate ZenTao with SVN
8.2.7 Integrate ZenTao with Git
8.2.8 Integrate webhook
8.2.9 Integrate Xuan.im
8.2.10 Integrate Zdoo
9 Customization
9.1 ZenTao customization
9.2 ZenTao Directory
9.3 Locate and Change Files
9.4 ZenTao Database Structure
9.5 Common Modules
9.6 Add Features to Menu
9.7 Set Privileges to Modules
9.8 Examples: modify language prompt
9.9 Examples: set priority when creating bugs
9.10 Web Editor
9.11 ZenTao Packaging Standards 1.1
10 Relevant Issues
10.1 About third-party code
10.2 Support ZenTao
10.3 ZenTao Commercial Service
10.4 Acknowledgement

Back up ZenTao

2016-10-24 11:20:00
Last edited by Renee on 2018-11-16 11:11:56

One important responsibility of ZenTao administrator is to back up ZenTao regularly, so it can be recovered on time once any system failures occurs. In the following part, we will see how to back up ZenTao.

ZenTao backup includes four parts, configuration files, changed codes, database, and attachments. Now let’s see how to back up in a different environment.

1. Back up via one-click installation package

If you use the one-click installation package, the simplest way to back up is to back up the entire installation directory. In order to back up the whole directory, you should stop Apache and MySQL before backup.

For Windows one-click installation package, it is to back up the entire directory of xampp.

For Linux one-click installation package, it is to back up /opt/zbox/data/mysql/zentao(pro) and /opt/zbox/app/zentao(pro).

For Lampp in Linux, it is to back up opt/lampp/var/mysql/xxxxx (xxxx is the name of ZenTao database, which is zentao by default) and /opt/lampp/htdocs/zentaopms.

2. Manual backup

2.1 Back up configuration files, codes and attachment

Configuration files are saved in zentao/config/my.phpattachments in zentao/www/data/ and changed codes in zentao. So the way to back up configuration files, codes and attachments are to back up the entire directory of zentao.

2.2 Back up your database
2.2.1 Back up original database files
Find data directory in mysql. It is usually installed in the directory of mysql in Windows or in the directory of /var/mysql or /var/db in Linux. In the directory data, there is a directory zentao, where the original database files are saved. So you can copy this entire directory to back up. In Linux, you have to pay attention to privileges.

2.2.2 Back up files by exporting files
Export database by management tools provided in mysql,

mysqldump -u XXX -p zentao > zentao.sql
XXX can be changed into actual users.

3. Back up in ZenTao

Log in ZenTao as an administrator and go to Admin->Backup and click the Backup Button to back up ZenTao.

You can also go to Admin->Cron, and back up there. Backup time and frequency can be set in Cron.

4. Back up by scripts provided in ZenTao

init.bat and init.sh have been included in ZenTao 4.0+ to initialize the scripts for management. One of them is used to back up the database and attachments with the name of backup.bat (for Windows) or backup.sh (for Linux).

First please refer to 8.1.1 Initialize Scripts to initialize all the scripts. Then switch to the directory of zentao/bin/ to execute backup.bat or backup.sh.

Execute backup.bat in Windows.

I:\xampp\zentao\bin>gt;i:\xampp\php\php.exe I:\xampp\zentao\bin\php\backup.php
Backuping database, successfully saved to I:\xampp\zentao/backup/201304/db.20130402.zip
Backuping files, successfully saved to I:\xampp\zentao/backup/201304/file.20130402.zip

Execute backup.sh in Linux.

Backuping database, successfully saved to /mnt/data/z/pms/backup/201304/db.20130402.zip
Backuping files, successfully saved to /mnt/data/z/pms/backup/201304/file.20130402.zip
Once backed up, the database and attachments should be named after dates and saved to the directory of zentao/backup.
Notes: If MySQL is stopped, the data in MySQL cannot be backed up.
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