I am using backup configurations as per below and its working fine for me on chef-server-core-12.13.0.
# the only supported strategy right now is 'tar' backup['strategy'] = 'tar' # defaults to /var/opt/chef-backups backup['export_dir'] = '/directory/to/ship/tarballs/to' # defaults to a unique directory in /tmp backup['tmp_dir'] = '/temporary/directory/to/use/during/backup' # defaults to true in 'tar' strategy backup['always_dump_db'] = true # defaults to 'offline' in 'tar' strategy. This determines whether or not services are shut down during backup. 'online' should only be used if you don't care about consistency. backup['mode'] = 'offline' # defaults to STDOUT backup['logfile'] = '/path/to/log.txt'
However this backup/restore configuration is not reflecting in documentation.
I am finding it difficult to convince & show as proof officially backed by chef.
any pointers in this regards?