Hi David, I have tested your way out and it seems to be OK.
The reason why I need this was is so I can perform a stop and ipa-backup before I start my backup to my backupserver. (pre-command). If I use ipa-backup directly it errors between the stop of ipa and the actual ipa backup. I need to check that out further. An ipactl start is not needed it seems as the ipa-backup command seems to start ipa at any time again. Do you understand/agree here ? 2016-02-17 8:00 GMT+01:00 David Kupka <dku...@redhat.com>: > On 16/02/16 20:26, Matt . wrote: >> >> Hi, >> >> I'm fugiring out if it's possible to strip the ipa start and stop from >> the backup method and actually do a fullbackup manually started. >> >> Any idea ? >> >> Thanks! >> >> Matt >> > > Hello Matt, > you can perform data only backup where freeipa server is still running > (ipa-backup --data --online). > But IIUC you want full backup with stopped freeipa sever only want to > manually run sequence ipactl stop ; ipa-backup ; ipactl start > > Could you please explain why do you need such behavior? Honestly, I'm unable > to find use for this. > > There's no way how to do it without touching the code. If you don't mind > editing code just remove two else branches starting on lines 293 and > 316 in ipaserver/install/ipa_backup.py (on recent Fedoras located in > /usr/lib/python2.7/site-packages/). > > With this change full backup will be performed on running server unless you > stopped it before. It can result in inconsistent data in backup archive. > >  > https://git.fedorahosted.org/cgit/freeipa.git/tree/ipaserver/install/ipa_backup.py#n293 >  > https://git.fedorahosted.org/cgit/freeipa.git/tree/ipaserver/install/ipa_backup.py#n316 > > -- > David Kupka -- Manage your subscription for the Freeipa-users mailing list: https://www.redhat.com/mailman/listinfo/freeipa-users Go to http://freeipa.org for more info on the project