Automate solution snapshots and back them up to Amazon S3.

Automate solution snapshots and back them up to Amazon S3.

  
It would be good to have a forge component to automatically create solutions snapshots and back them up to Amazon S3.

How else do/would you automate backup outsystems solutions (agile platform applications)?
Hello Robert,

Usually what's backed up is the database. With it you can have both the eSpaces and the data for your application.

Database backups also allow you to keep a history of the evolution of your factory, since all eSpace versions are kept in the database.

Unfortunately you don't currently have an OutSystems Platform API which allows you to perform the exact operation you want (generate a backup of a version of your application/solution). However, there's nothing keeping you from getting creative!

You can use Selenium (a browser scripting language) to automate getting the current running version of solutions which are of interest to you. Then you can have an eSpace which integrates with Amazon S3 using one of the existing components on the Forge.

There's nothing you can't do if you set your mind to it :)