Jenkins Backup Plugin - Jenkins

How the backup plugin works?

Jenkins has a backup plugin which is used for backing up critical configuration settings related to Jenkins. Follow below steps to have a backup in place.

Step 1 − Click on Manage Jenkins and choose the ‘Manage Plugins’ option.

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Step 2 − in the available tab, search for ‘Backup Plugin’. Click On Install without Restart. Once done, restart the Jenkins instance

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Step 3 − Now when you go to Manage Jenkins, and scroll down you will see ‘Backup Manager’ as an option. Click on this option.

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Step 4 − Click on Setup.

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Step 5 − Here, main field to define is the directory for your backup. Make sure that it is on another drive which is different from the drive where your Jenkins instance is setup. Click on the Save button.

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Step 6 − Click on the ‘Backup Hudson configuration’ from the Backup manager screen to initiate the backup.

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Next screen will show the status of the backup

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To recover from a backup, go to the Backup Manager screen, click on Restore Hudson configuration.

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List of backup’s will be shown, click on the appropriate one to click on Launch Restore to begin the restoration of the backup.

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