Backup tool that enhances the trac-admin hotcopy utility


This plugin is a script that provides some additional tooling around TracAdmin's hotcopy function. The script supports archiving the backup in gzip, bzip2 or zip format and can be configured to retain a specified number of past backups. Ideal for use as a cron job.

The script is derived from the '' script included in the Subversion distribution which provides similar tooling around Subversion's hotcopy utility.


Create a backup of the project at PROJECT_PATH in a subdirectory of
the BACKUP_PATH location, named with the backup date and time.

  --archive-type=FMT Create an archive of the backup. FMT can be one of:
                       bz2 : Creates a bzip2 compressed tar file.
                       gz  : Creates a gzip compressed tar file.
                       zip : Creates a compressed zip file.
  --num-backups=N    Number of prior backups to keep around (0 to keep all).
  --help      -h     Print this help message and exit.

Bugs/Feature Requests

Existing bugs and feature requests for TracHotBackupScript are here.

If you have any issues, create a new ticket.


Download the zipped source from here, or fetch the script itself here.


You can check out TracHotBackupScript from here using Subversion, or browse the source with Trac.


General instructions on installing Trac plugins can be found on the TracPlugins page.


  1. Back up the project at /var/trac/myproj to /nfs/backup/trac/myproj-YYYY-mm-dd-HHMM: /var/trac/myproj /nfs/backup/trac
  1. Back up the project at /var/trac/myproj to /nfs/backup/trac/myproj-YYYY-mm-dd-HHMM.tar.gz and delete all but the 7 most recent backups, including the one just created: --archive-type=gz --num-backups=7 /var/trac/myproj /nfs/backup/trac

Recent Changes

15899 by rjollos on 2016-09-16 04:50:23
Fix indentation and remove support for Python < 2.4
4963 by kcalcagno on 2008-12-05 20:09:06
Initial import
4962 by kcalcagno on 2008-12-05 20:07:08
New hack TracHotBackupScript, created by kcalcagno


Author: kcalcagno
Maintainer: Kevin Calcagno

Last modified 7 weeks ago Last modified on Sep 10, 2016, 5:43:30 PM