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Backup your OpenProject installation (Docker)

Note: this guide only applies if you've installed OpenProject with our Docker image.

If you've followed the steps described in the installation guide for Docker, then you just need to make a backup of the exported volumes, at your convenience. As a reminder, here is the recommended way to launch OpenProject with Docker:

sudo mkdir -p /var/lib/openproject/{pgdata,logs,static}

docker run -d -p 8080:80 --name openproject -e SECRET_KEY_BASE=secret \
  -v /var/lib/openproject/pgdata:/var/lib/postgresql/9.4/main \
  -v /var/lib/openproject/logs:/var/log/supervisor \
  -v /var/lib/openproject/static:/var/db/openproject \

If you're using the same local directories than the above command, then you just need to backup your local /var/lib/openproject folder (for instance to S3 or FTP).

If at any point you want to restore from a backup, just put your backup in /var/lib/openproject on your local host, and re-launch the docker container.


You can find the master document in GitHub. You can propose a change to this guide by creating a pull request on GitHub.