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Backup files folder setting

This setting controls where AyaNova stores backup and restore files used by the backup and restore features built into AyaNova.

Warning: this folder MUST NOT be the same location set for AYANOVA_ATTACHMENT_FILES_PATH or AYANOVA_TEMP_FILES_PATH or AyaNova will not start.


If no override is specified AyaNova will store backup files in a backup folder in the location specified by AYANOVA_DATA_PATH setting.


AyaNova expects the backup files folder path to be provided by a config.json property, environment variable or command line parameter named


The value specified should be a string containing a fully qualified file path for the platform.

Example LINUX config.json entry

  ...other properties...
  "AYANOVA_BACKUP_FILES_PATH": "/var/lib/ayanova/backupfiles"

Example WINDOWS config.json entry (Back slashes need to be doubled in config.json file or the server will fail to start)

  ...other properties...
  "AYANOVA_BACKUP_FILES_PATH": "c:\\ProgramData\\backupfiles"

Example command line parameter

ayanova.exe --AYANOVA_BACKUP_FILES_PATH="/var/lib/ayanova/backupfiles"

Example environment variable


set "AYANOVA_BACKUP_FILES_PATH=c:\ProgramData\ayanova\backupfiles"


export AYANOVA_BACKUP_FILES_PATH="/var/lib/ayanova/backupfiles"