It is good practice to take backups of:
your software installation - before/after significant changes in configuration
the content held within the repository - regular
After installation, or significant changes in the configuration, it is advisable to take a backup of your software installation.
To do this you need to take a backup of your repository then:
stop CQ WCM
backup the entire
<from your file system
If you are operating a cluster then the “shared” folder might be in a different location and will also need to be backed-up. See the section called “How to Set Up a Cluster in CQ” for information about configuring a cluster.
If you are operating a third party application server, then additional folders may be in a different location and also need to be backed-up. See the section called “How to install CQ5 with an Application Server” for information about installing application servers.
Incremental backups should not be used with TarPM as file names can change.
Disk mirroring can also be used as a backup mechanism.