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Contribution guidelines

We’re glad that you would like to become a Percona community member and participate in keeping open source open.

There are many ways how you can contribute:

  • Submit bug reports or feature requests.
  • Submit a code patch.
  • Contribute to documentation.

Submit bug reports or feature requests

If you find a bug in Percona Backup for MongoDB, you can submit a report to the JIRA issue tracker for Percona Backup for MongoDB.

Start by searching the open tickets for a similar report. If you find that someone else has already reported your problem, then you can upvote that report to increase its visibility.

If there is no existing report, submit a report following these steps:

  1. Sign in to JIRA issue tracker. You will need to create an account if you do not have one.

  2. In the Summary, Description, Steps To Reproduce, Affects Version fields describe the problem you have detected. For PBM the important diagnostic information is: log files from the pbm-agents; a dump of the PBM control collections.

As a general rule of thumb, try to create bug reports that are:

  • Reproducible: Describe the steps to reproduce the problem.

  • Specific: Include the version of Percona Backup for MongoDB, your environment, and so on.

  • Unique: Check if there already exists a JIRA ticket to describe the problem.

  • Scoped to a Single Bug: Report only one bug in one JIRA ticket.

Submit a code patch

If you’d like to submit a code patch, follow the Contributing guide in PBM code repository.

Contribute to documentation

Edit documentation online via GitHub

  1. Click the Edit this page icon next to the page title. The source .md file of the page opens in GitHub editor in your browser. If you haven’t worked with the repository before, GitHub creates a fork of it for you.

  2. Edit the page. You can check your changes on the Preview tab.

  3. Commit your changes.

    • In the Commit changes section, describe your changes.
    • Select the Create a new branch for this commit and start a pull request option
    • Click Propose changes.
  4. GitHub creates a branch and a commit for your changes. It loads a new page on which you can open a pull request to Percona. The page shows the base branch - the one you offer your changes for, your commit message and a diff - a visual representation of your changes against the original page. This allows you to make a last-minute review. When you are ready, click the Create pull request button.

  5. Someone from our team reviews the pull request and if everything is correct, merges it into the documentation. Then it gets published on the site.

Edit documentation locally

If you wish to have full control over the documentation process, follow the Contributing to documentation guide.

Get expert help

If you need assistance, visit the community forum for comprehensive and free database knowledge, or contact our Percona Database Experts for professional support and services.


Last update: February 27, 2024
Created: February 27, 2024