What does chef-server-ctl backup actually backup?


#1

Hi,

I’m fairly new to Chef and trying to backup our Chef Server. I see the chef-server-ctl backup command, but can’t find where it shows what it backs up and what else we should backup outside the command. I’m curious if it backs up all our cookbooks, roles, data_bags, etc. that are stored on the chef server.

What should we backup that the command doesn’t handle? Should we backup the knife.rb and pem files so we don’t have to recreate them?

Thanks in advance.


#2

Check knife-ec-backup and knife-tidy