Chef-server-ctl backup -y

Hi All,
Regarding chef backup.

The blog here mentions below steps for chef backup.

  1. Requires rsync to be installed on the Chef server prior to running the command
  2. Requires a chef-server-ctl reconfigure prior to running the command
  3. Should not be run in a Chef server configuration with an external PostgreSQL database; use knife ec backup instead
  4. Puts the initial backup in the /var/opt/chef-backup directory as a tar.gz file; move this backup to a new location for safe keeping

my question is every time i have to reconfigure chef server (step 2 above) to do the chef backup?

you don 't need to do it, only when you import the backup on any CHEF server than you have to run “chef-server-ctl reconfigure”