Backing up and moving Weblate¶
Weblate stores data in several locations and you should consider how to backup each of them properly. You might not need to backup some of the data depending on the configuration.
Location depends on your database setup.
Database is the most important storage for Weblate. Always configure regular backups of your database, without it all your translations setup will be gone.
If you have enough backup space, simply backup whole
is safe bet even if you will include some files which do not have to be backed
up. Following sections in detail describe what you should backup and what you
Dumped data for backups¶
Weblate dumps various data here and you can use the files here for better backups. The files are updated daily (requires running Celery beats server, see Background tasks using Celery). Currently this includes:
- Translation memory dump in JSON format.
Version control repositories¶
The version control repositories contain copy of your upstream repositories with Weblate changes. If you have push on commit enabled on all your translation components, then all Weblate changes are included upstream and you do not have to backup the repositories on Weblate side. They can be cloned again from upstream locations with no data loss.
SSH and GPG keys¶
If you are using Weblate generated SSH or GPG keys, you should backup these locations, otherwise you will loose to private keys and you will have to regenerate new ones.
User uploaded files¶
You should backup user uploaded files (eg. Visual context for strings).
The translation memory content. It is recommended to back it up using
dump_memory in JSON format instead of using binary format as that
might eventually change (and it is incompatible between Python 2 and Python 3).
Weblate prepares this dump daily, see Dumped data for backups.
The Celery tasks queue might contain some information, but usually it’s not needed to backup. At most your will loose not processed updates to translation memory. The fulltext or repository updates are anyway recommended to perform on restore, so there is no problem in losing these.