Gateway automatic backups

Hi guys,

Somewhere along the line, my automatic backup settings went away-- looks like about the same time as I upgraded to 7.2.11-- really unfortunate, as I had a project get corrupted here from a power outage-- the server has a ups on it, but but my pc doesn’t, and I just happened to be working on the project at the time. Then when I went to look for my backup… :open_mouth:

Luckily, I still had the context autobackup to fall back on, but just wanted to give you a heads up about what I had going.

Wow, thanks for the heads up. Just went and checked mine and they have not run since the update either.

I have
7.2.11-beta1 (b209)

and mine are still running.

Do we have a fix for this?

Looks like a permission issue. /usr/local/bin/ignition/backups/Ignition-backup-20120515-1124.gwbk (Permission denied) at Method) at<init>( at<init>( at com.inductiveautomation.ignition.gateway.ScheduledBackupManager.createBackup( at at com.inductiveautomation.ignition.common.execution.impl.BasicExecutionEngine$ at it.sauronsoftware.cron4j.RunnableTask.execute(Unknown Source) at it.sauronsoftware.cron4j.TaskExecutor$ Source) at

Make sure that folder has read/write access for the system account Ignition is running under.

Maybe I should iterate a bit further. My scheduled backups weren’t even enabled. Everything went okay after re-enabling (and still is for that matter). I just thought it was extra-odd.

I put in a ticket to get this fixed.