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mediawiki_backup (3) Versions 0.3.1

Installs/Configures mediawiki_backup

cookbook 'mediawiki_backup', '= 0.3.1'
cookbook 'mediawiki_backup', '= 0.3.1', :supermarket
knife cookbook site install mediawiki_backup
knife cookbook site download mediawiki_backup

MediaWiki Backup Cookbook

This cookbook will backup a standalone MediaWiki server.

It will deploy a script and populate cron.d to execute it.


  • node['mediawiki_backup']['mailto'] - Email address for notifications. Default is root
  • node['mediawiki_backup']['retention_days'] - Number of days to keep backups. Default is an 8 day rotation.
  • node['mediawiki_backup']['backup_name'] - Name of the backup Tar file. Default is wiki_backup.
  • node['mediawiki_backup']['wiki_dir'] - Location of the MediaWiki directory. Default is '/var/www/mediawiki'.
  • node['mediawiki_backup']['wiki_conf'] - Location of the MediaWiki configuration. Default is '/etc/mediawiki'.
  • node['mediawiki_backup']['ssl_certs'] - Locations of the Apache SSL Certs. Default is in EL '/etc/pki/tls/private/server.key', '/etc/pki/tls/certs/server.crt'.
  • node['mediawiki_backup']['working_dir'] - Temporary working directory. Default is '/tmp'.
  • node['mediawiki_backup']['backup_store'] - Which directory to store backups '/etc/wiki_backup'.
  • node['mediawiki_backup']['cron']['minute'] - The minute at which the cron entry should run (0 - 59). Default value: *
  • node['mediawiki_backup']['cron']['hour'] - The hour at which the cron entry is to run (0 - 23). Default value: 23
  • node['mediawiki_backup']['cron']['day'] - The day of month at which the cron entry should run (1 - 31). Default value: *
  • node['mediawiki_backup']['cron']['month'] - The month in the year on which a cron entry is to run (1 - 12). Default value: *
  • node['mediawiki_backup']['cron']['weekday'] - The day of the week on which this entry is to run (0 - 6), where Sunday = 0. Default value: *


Set up the MediaWiki server backup attributes in a role. For example create a role called wikiserver.json the is applied to all MediaWiki standalone server.

    "name": "wikiserver",
    "description": "Role applied to MediaWiki Servers",
    "chef_type": "role",
    "json_class": "MediaWiki::Role",
    "default_attributes": {
      "mediawiki_backup": {
        "mailto": "",
        "retention_days": "8"
        "ssl_certs": [
    "run_list": ["mediawiki_backup"]

License and Authors

  • Author:: Andrew Holt
Copyright (C) 2015  Andrew Holt

This program is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify
it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by
the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or
(at your option) any later version.

This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful,
but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
GNU General Public License for more details.

You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License
along with this program.  If not, see <>.

Dependent cookbooks

cron ~> 1.7.0

Contingent cookbooks

There are no cookbooks that are contingent upon this one.

Foodcritic Metric

0.3.1 failed this metric

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