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XF 1.3 Backups - Turn site off

Discussion in 'XenForo Questions and Support' started by akia, May 11, 2014.

  1. akia

    akia Well-Known Member

    Is there a way to turn my site on and off from the command line.

    I've got a script that runs ever night that does the backup for me, but to make sure I'm getting a consistent backup I want to be able to turn the site on and off automatically.

    I've seen a add on where you can do this by time, but as the backups take different amounts depending on what I'm backing up, I don't want my site to be off for longer than is needed.
  2. duderuud

    duderuud Active Member

    Maybe not the most elegant way but you could just stop your webserver...
  3. AndyB

    AndyB Well-Known Member

    Are you using mysqldump to backup your database?
  4. akia

    akia Well-Known Member

    Yes. I am.
  5. akia

    akia Well-Known Member

    Wouldn't work as there are other sites on the server as well.
  6. AndyB

    AndyB Well-Known Member

    In that case there's no need to turn off your forums, mysqldump automatically prevents the database from being updated until the backup is completed.
    0ptima likes this.
  7. akia

    akia Well-Known Member

    Ah right thanks I didn't know that.

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