Backup Your Wiki Using TAR

In this lab you’ll use tar to backup the configuration and contents of the wiki you created in the Install Dokuwiki lab.


Dokuwiki is contained entirely in the /var/www/html/dokuwiki directory. There are two places where changes are kept:

  1. config/ - The configuration that you created in the setup step is here.

  2. data/ - The pages you create are stored in this directory.

In most cases it’s probably a good idea to back up the entire Dokuwiki installation but in this lab we’ll just backup the site data.

Step 1: Use TAR

You should start from the /var/www/html/dokuwiki directory.

$ tar -cvf /vagrant/dokuwiki-backup.tar conf/ data/ 

Turn In

Turn in your backup tar file.