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XF 1.4 CLi backup ok?

Discussion in 'XenForo Questions and Support' started by assemblergames, Jun 2, 2015.

  1. I'm currently backing up via CLI using:

    mysqldump --opt -Q -u USERNAME -p DBNAME > thatfile.sql

    Is there a reason you prefer to not use method? Your recommended is:

    mysqldump --opt -u USERNAME -p DBNAME
  2. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    I prefer to use this for dumping:
    mysqldump -u -p --single-transaction --skip-lock-tables database_name > /path/to/backup/database_name_$(date +%d.%m.%y).sql
    maszd and assemblergames like this.
  3. Can you please elaborate on your specific switch choice?

    Also, do you recommend mysqlcheck -r ?
  4. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Someone far more knowledgeable than me provided that, which is why I use it.

    I've been using it for years without issue.
    assemblergames likes this.
  5. Ok thanks, and I assume essential to close board before backup?

    Database is over 1GB, is there any DB size issue?
  6. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    It's not essential but it's probably a good idea if it's a very busy site.
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