Backup without buildout

In Plone 5 we used collective.recipe.backup and it worked great. But it is buildout based and for Plone 6 we were planning on eschewing buildout. Is there an alternative option? The docs are blank Backup and Restore – Deployment — Plone Documentation v6.0 on this topic.

I think all collective.recipe.backup does is create scripts in the bin directory. I haven't tried this yet but I am guessing I could probably just create my own script adjusted to any config changes, and without the buildout sys.path part.

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In all our projects, we backup Data.fs + blobstorage completely every day...not entirely smart, but totally efficient and for us with about 20 GB of data.

we use rsync and backup Data.fs and the blobstorage every night.

I know collective.recipe.backup uses rsync but I haven't looked into the details. I take it you mean you are running rsync commands directly without repozo?

collective.recipe.backup uses rsync with hard-links to backup the blobstorage. repozo is specific for Data.fs.

So, to strictly recreate what the recipe does one would have to use both repozo and rsync.

The best is to convert the recipe to a cookiecutter template, as done here for the zope recipe: