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Re: Significant backup routine bug found in 1.3.x

On Fri, Nov 25, 2011 at 05:19, Chris Travers <..hidden..> wrote:
> Hi all;
> For all of you using LedgerSMB 1.3 in production, please note that the
> backup routines that come as part of LedgerSMB were apparently broken
> by a number of framework changes between 1.2 and 1.3.  They currently
> do not produce valid backups.  Backups with standard PostgreSQL tools
> (pg_dump and pg_dumpall) work properly, so while significant,
> workarounds exist.

For those of you running Debian or derivatives (Ubuntu, et. al.), I
personally recommend (and use) autopostgresqlbackup (apt-get install

> The problems include, among other things, the fact that users of the
> software typically do not have sufficient permissions to create
> backups.  Given this and other changes I have decided to rewrite the
> database backup routines rather than try to get the existing
> functionality working.
> We expect to have a fix in place for 1.3.7, which will be due to be
> released this next week.  In the mean time, if you want to backup your
> database, please use the above-mentioned tools.
> The new backup routines will be included in the database
> administration utility (setup.pl) and will be run from there.  You
> will need to run one backup of roles for all db's plus a backup of
> each individual db you want to back up.  This can be done by database
> administrators who have no valid LedgerSMB login.
> Best Wishes,
> Chris Travers
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