Backup policy

The Outfit backup policy covers three areas:

a. Database backups

b. Template file backups

c. Server Backups

Database backups
Database transaction log backups are taken every 5 minutes to support point in time recovery. Full database snapshots are taken daily and retained for 35 days. In the event of a disaster database instances can be restored to a specific point in time using the retained snapshot data and the transaction logs for the relevant day.

Template file backups
Template files are version controlled using a version control system and a daily backup of repository files is performed. Automation is in place to provide restoration of template files from the latest daily backup in the event of a disaster.

Server backups
Outfit servers are stateless and the build process is fully automated using centrally backed up configuration scripts. This allows systems to be rapidly rebuilt in the event of a disaster.