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AEM 6.3 backup curl command with source,target paths and delay

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Can somebody share the working curl command to take backup in AEM 6.3, need to give source directory(repository directory), target directory and delay.

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Can't you use the JMX bean for backup ? You should be able to create a curl command for that mbean

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To backup AEM data - follow the AEM docs here: Backup and Restore

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Thanks, it does not meeting my requirements, I used the below curl command in 6.1 which is not working in 6.3, can you help.

/usr/bin/curl -ku admin:admin --data "delay=0&force=true&installDir=/apps_01/webapps/crx-quickstart&target=/apps_01/backups/6_3_online_backup/crx-quickstart" "/libs/granite/backup/content/admin/backups"

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we used to automate using the above curl command in 6.1 but it breaks in 6.3, can you please advice what can be done here.

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Can't you use the JMX bean for backup ? You should be able to create a curl command for that mbean

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there is no jmx mbean with these 3 inputs(source,target and delay).

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also, I'm trying to use this jmx mbean which has source and target input alone. but not sure how to pass those two inputs. can you advice.

/system/console/jmx/com.adobe.granite:type=Repository/op/startBackup/java.lang.String,java.lang.String

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what is the error you are getting ?

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I found a way to pass source and target, anyhow jmx already have another curl command to set delay alone, I will use that, thanks for your time and support.

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Hi Dinesh ,

The right URL to use in AEm 6.3 in order to invoke a backup using a curl command is

curl -u $CQ_USER:$CQ_USER_PASSWORD -X POST -F "target=$CQ_BACKUP_FOLDER/" -F "force=true" -F "delay=1" http://$HOST:$PORT/libs/granite/backup/content/createBackup/content/items/backupform.html

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Thanks anudeepyeleti --

For me this was the correct answer. It's too bad the mentioned Backup & Restore document does not contain this command, as it's the one most likely required (at least ... it's what I needed). I don't think too many people want a .zip file of their entire repository, when it's hundreds of gigabytes large.

Adobe: Please include the command @anudeepyeleti provided above in the mentioned Backup & Restore document.

Can anyone provide the similar cURL command that will cancel the backup?

Thanks!