I've added a couple of scripts to the emoncms usefulscripts directory that makes backing up an emoncms account whether on a local raspberrypi or emoncms.org much easier than the sync module solution, although still not as easy as I would like it to be, I would like setting up a backup to be as easy as installing a dropbox client.
The scripts work with Linux at the moment, hopefully soon I'l get a solution running on Windows. I would highly recommend keeping your own backup of your data, a backup of your emoncms data on your main computer can also be useful for both quicker access to the data and doing additional analysis of the data.http://emoncms.org/site/docs/installlinux
Create an account and note down your mysql credentials.
2) Download the usefulscripts repository
There are two scripts available under usefulscripts/replication
3) Try importing your inputs first to test that it works: Open to edit import_inputs.php.
Set your mysql database name, username and password, the same credentials as for the settings.php step of the emoncms installation. Set the $server variable to the location of the raspberrypi or emoncms.org account you want to backup and set the $apikey to the write apikey of that account.
In terminal, goto the usefulscripts/replication directory. Run import_inputs.php:
If successful you should now see your input list and all input processing information backed up in your local emoncms account.
4) Backup all your feed data:
As for importing inputs open import_full.php and set the database credentials and remote emoncms account details.
Run the backup script with sudo
sudo php import_full.php
That's it, it should now work through all your feeds whether mysql or timestore (no phptimeseries support yet) making a local backup. When you first run this script it can take a long time. When you run this script again it will only download the most recent data and so will complete much faster. I run this script once every few days to keep an up-to-date backup. To engage in discussion regarding this post, please post on our Community Forum.