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chef-automate backup create - generate non-incremental backups

`chef-automate` should support the creation of multiple full backups that are self contained and do not depend on other backups to have successfully exported their data.

The first backup created with `chef-automate backup create` is a full backup, but for subsequent backups, chef-automate does not export all of its data and instead creates an incremental snapshot of ElasticSearch/OpenSearch data. This essentially means that no matter how many times we run `chef-automate backup create`, it will only produce a single backup with multiple restore points (there is only one copy of our data). As we recently discovered, the corruption of a single file from our oldest backup can render all backups created with chef-automate unrecoverable.

  • Doug Knight
  • Oct 5 2022
  • Currently Declined
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