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Automated database backup solution?

Discussion in 'Server Configuration and Hosting' started by LurkerLou, Sep 22, 2013.

  1. LurkerLou

    LurkerLou Active Member

    I want to backup the database nightly but not want to sit at a computer and do it manually. Is there an automated way to do this? I do most of my work on a Mac.
  2. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

  3. MattW

    MattW Well-Known Member

  4. Floren

    Floren Well-Known Member

    What happens if your disks fail? Backing up just the database is not enough. You need to backup the entire site, including the physical files, attachments etc. A proper solution would be an rsync of your /html directory and a db backup.
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  5. LurkerLou

    LurkerLou Active Member

    I back up the site whenever I make a change to it. The DB I will be backing up nightly.
  6. Floren

    Floren Well-Known Member

    Are you aware of the attachment files posted by your users? There are physical data file changes done every day, not just your database.
  7. LurkerLou

    LurkerLou Active Member

    Attachments are disabled.

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