Configure a backup schedule for the Salt Master node

Configure a backup schedule for the Salt Master node

By default, Backupninja runs daily at 1.00 AM. This section describes how to override the default configuration of the backup schedule for the Salt Master node. To enable the backup schedule for the Salt Master node in your deployment, refer to Enable a backup schedule for the Salt Master node using Backupninja.

To configure a backup schedule for the Salt Master node:

  1. Log in to the Salt Master node.

  2. Edit the cluster/infra/config/init.yml file as required. Select from the following options:

    • Set the exact time of the backup server role to override the default backup time. The backup_times parameters include:

      • day_of_week

        The day of a week to perform backups. Specify 0 for Sunday, 1 for Monday, and so on. If not set, defaults to *.

      • day_of_month

        The day of a month to perform backups. For example, 20, 25, and so on. If not set, defaults to *.

        Note

        Only day_of_week or day_of_month can be active at the same time. If both are defined, day_of_week is prioritized.

      • hour

        The hour to perform backups. Uses the 24-hour format. If not defined, defaults to 1.

      • minute

        The minute to perform backups. For example, 5, 10, 59, and so on. If not defined, defaults to 00.

      Configuration example:

      parameters:
        backupninja:
          enabled: true
          client:
            backup_times:
              day_of_week: 1
              hour: 15
              minute: 45
      

      Note

      These settings will change the global Backupninja schedule. If not set differently for individual steps, it will run all steps in the right order. This is recommended way of defining the exact backup order.

    • Disable automatic backups:

      parameters:
        backupninja:
          enabled: true
          client:
            auto_backup_disabled: true
      
    • Re-enable automatic backups by setting the auto_backup_disabled parameter to false or delete the related line in cluster/infra/config/init.yml:

      parameters:
        backupninja:
          enabled: true
          client:
            auto_backup_disabled: false
      
  3. Apply changes by performing the steps 5-10 of the Enable a backup schedule for the Salt Master node using Backupninja procedure.