Jenkins Backup Plugins
It is important to have a Jenkins backup with its data and configurations. It includes job configs, plugins, build logs, plugin configuration, etc.
Jenkins provides a backup plugin which can be used to get backup critical configuration settings related to Jenkins. Let's see how to configure backup plugin in Jenkins:
Step 1: Go to the Jenkins dashboard screen and click on Manage Jenkins.
Step 2: Select Manage Plugins.
Step 3: Go to the Available tab and search for "Backup" plugin on the filter field.
Step 4: After successful installation, click on Go back to the top page link.
Step 5: Now, when you go to the Manage Jenkins option, and scroll down, you will see Backup manager as an option. Select this option.
Step 6: Click on setup.
Step 7: Here, enter the directory name in the field of Backup directory. Please make sure that it is on another drive which is different from the drive where your Jenkins instance is installed. Then, click on the Save button.
Step 8: Click on the Backup Hudson configuration link from the backup manager page to initiate the backup.
The next page will show the backup status.
To recover from a backup, go to the Backup manager screen, and click on Restore Hudson configuration.
The backup list will be shown here.