On a Faspex HA system, it is recommended to perform a backup of the Faspex database regularly. This is done by running
/opt/aspera/acm/bin/acmctl -b on the active node. By default Faspex backups are placed in
/opt/aspera/faspex/backup, but it is possible to change this location.
1. Create a symlink from the desired directory for storing backups to the default Faspex backup location:
# mv /opt/aspera/faspex/backup /opt/aspera/faspex/backup.orig # ln -s /new_location/backup /opt/aspera/faspex/backup
2. Open the following file in a text editor:
BACKUP_DIR is set to
DEBUG=1 ACM_DIR=/opt/aspera/acm AGEOUT_MINS=2 ASCTL=/usr/bin/asctl SYSLOG_FACILITY=local2 LOG_TO_FILE=0 LOG_TO_SYSLOG=1 BACKUP_DIR=/opt/aspera/faspex/backup COMPRESS_BACKUP=1 REMOVE_OLD_BACKUPS=1 BACKUP_MAX_AGE_IN_DAYS=10
3. Your Faspex backups will now save to your custom location.