Backup Script Question, Could I Use Rsync in This Case


  • Used Zammad version: 5.3.1-1675949277.e156cd3e.focal
  • Used Zammad installation type: Package
  • Operating system: Ubuntu 20.04

I am migrating a few zammad installs from one server to another and have a question about the backup script and how it handles the FULL_FS_DUMP option. It is my understanding that, when set to NO, the script just creates a compressed tarball of the storage folder. Would doing an rsync be just as effective?

Something like: rsync -avPe ssh root@oldserver:/opt/zammad/storage /opt/zammad followed with a chown to ensure the owner is correct. I do understand that I would have to get a copy of the database as well, which is not a problem, I’m just trying to avoid compressing hundreds of GB in files for no real reason.

If I’m wrong on this please feel free to correct my statements!