How can I backup a remote Stash instance with the Stash Backup Client?

I downloaded stash-backup-distribution-1.6.0.zip and unziped it.

When i execute:

java -Dstash.password="stashtest" -Dstash.user="admin" -Dstash.baseUrl="http://stash.exmaple.org:7990" -Dstash.home=/var/atlassian/application-data/stash -jar stash-backup-client.jar

it fails with:

014-11-28 20:38:08,503 INFO         Initializing
2014-11-28 20:38:10,309 INFO         Using Stash 3.5.0
2014-11-28 20:38:10,368 INFO         Contacting Stash
2014-11-28 20:38:10,433 ERROR        A backup could not be created. Reason: The configured STASH_HOME, /var/atlassian/application-data/stash, does not appear to be a valid home directory. Creating a backup requires direct access to the home directory for the running instance to allow it to interact with the repositories.
com.atlassian.stash.internal.backup.client.BackupException: The configured STASH_HOME, /var/atlassian/application-data/stash, does not appear to be a valid home directory. Creating a backup requires direct access to the home directory for the running instance to allow it to interact with the repositories.
	at com.atlassian.stash.internal.backup.client.layout.DefaultStashHome.verify(DefaultStashHome.groovy:71) ~[stash-backup-core-1.6.0.jar:na]
	at com.atlassian.stash.internal.backup.client.DefaultBackupClient.backup(DefaultBackupClient.groovy:44) ~[stash-backup-client.jar:1.6.0]
	... 5 more frames available in the log file

 

When I execute the backup client on the Stash instance is works.

Regards

 

Clifford

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Hi Clifford,

As described in our documentation:

  • Backing up Stash using the client
    "The Backup Client must be run from somewhere with access to the Stash home directory. Usually, you will run the Backup Client directly on the Stash server."

In that case, the answer would be yes only if your remote server can also access your "Stash home" via network (i.e. you've got it mounted in the remote host because your Stash Home is in a NFS).

Best regards,
Thiago Bomfim
Atlassian Support

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I don't think the backup client supports this directly.

You could use the operating systems remote execution capabilities,  e.g. sysinternals on Windows and rsh on linux, or a generic ssh.

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