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Creating Backups

A full backup of your PhotoPrism instance includes:

  1. All photo, video, and sidecar files in your originals folder
  2. An index database SQL dump

The best way to create an index backup is to run this command in a terminal:

photoprism backup -a -i [filename]

Use - as filename to write the backup to stdout. If you leave it empty, the backup will be written to the default backup folder configured via PHOTOPRISM_BACKUP_PATH.

Helpful information can be found on GitHub as well.