Galaxy backup without taking it down?

Good Day,

Currently to backup Galaxy I shut it down then tar/gzip up the entire Galaxy directory. For daily backups this impacts users who want to run jobs over night. Is there a better approach or best practice that avoids the need to take Galaxy down?

Thanks in advance.

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I think I would only back-up the postgres database and nothing more. And use galaxy only as a platform to do analyses and not for data storage. So users do the analyses and store the output somewhere else.

If you mean that you want to backup just your installation and settings I think the best practice is to use ansible: https://galaxyproject.github.io/training-material/topics/admin/tutorials/ansible-galaxy/tutorial.html

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