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Complete System Backup

You can automatically and periodically backup the entire Artifactory system.  The backup process creates a time-stamped directory in the target backup directory.

To define multiple backups, in the Admin tab select Services | Backups. Each backup may have its own schedule and repositories to either process or exclude.

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Backup content is stored in standard file system format and can be loaded into any repository, so that Artifactory never locks you out.

In the Backups page you may hover over an existing Backup and select "Edit", or click the "New" button to create a new Backup

Backup Key

A unique logical name for this backup

Cron Expression

A valid Cron expression that you can use to control backup frequency. For example, to back up every 12 hours use a value of: 0 0 /12 * * ?

Next Time Backup

When the next backup is due to run

Backup Directory

The directory to which local repository data should be backed up as files
The default is $ARTIFACTORY_HOME/backup/[backup_key]

Each run of this backup will create a new directory under this one with the time stamp as its name.

Sent Mail to Admins of there are Backup Errors

If set, all Artifactory administrators will be notified by email if any problem is encountered during backup.

Exclude Builds

Exclude all builds from the backup.

Retention Period

The number of hours to keep a backup before Artifactory will clean it up to free up disk space. Applicable only to non-incremental backups.

Do not store any custom files under the target backup directory, since the automatic backup cleanup processes may delete them!


When set, this backup should be incremental. In this case, only changes from the previous run will be backed up, so the process is very fast.

The backup directory name will be called current (as opposed to using the timestamp)

The backup files can be used by any incremental file-system based backup utility (such as rsync).

Backup to a Zip Archie (Slow and CPU Intensive)

If set, backups will be created within a Zip archive

Restoring a Backup

To restore a system backup you need perform a system import. For details please refer to System Import and Export.





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