PUT: Modify Database Backup Settings - AWS Elemental Conductor Live 3

PUT: Modify Database Backup Settings

You can view and modify the current backup settings for the conductor database on the web UI at Settings>Backups. The following command allows you to modify these settings via REST.

HTTP Request and Response

Request URL

PUT http://<Conductor IP address>/cluster/backups

Call Header

  • Accept: Set to application/xml

  • Content-Type: Set to application/xml

If you are implementing user authentication, you must also include three authorization headers; see Header Content for User Authentication.

Request Body

The response contains XML content consisting of one backup element with the following elements.

Element Value Description
database_backup_dir string The directory where backup files are stored. Default: /home/elemental/database_backups
database_backup_count integer The number of backups stored in the system. Default: 5
database_backup_minutes integer The time , in minutes, between automatic backups. Default: 1440


This request changes the backup directory to /home/elemental/database_backups, sets the system to retain the 6 most recent backups and sets the time between backups to three hours.

PUT ------------------------------------------ Content-type:application/vnd.elemental+xml;version=3.3.0 Accept:application/xml ------------------------------------------ <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> <backup> <database_backup_dir>/home/elemental/database_backups2</database_backup_dir> <database_backup_count>6</database_backup_ count> <database_backup_minutes>180</database_backup_minutes> </backup>