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database backup options

Discussion in 'XenForo Suggestions' started by Rhydian, Aug 2, 2010.

  1. Rhydian

    Rhydian Active Member

    For the database backup I think it would be good if we could select what data we want to backup to save on downloading unnecessary data for example I could select "Backup members, posts, threads likes" or Chose whether or not to backup installed themes/plugins.
    Tim, Philip Morton, feldon30 and 2 others like this.
  2. Brandon_R

    Brandon_R Guest

    I don't this doing this via the admincp would be feasible or scalable.
  3. Chris M

    Chris M Active Member

    Backup via SSL ;)
  4. Ahmed

    Ahmed Well-Known Member

    A built in db backup feature will be great, they can make somehow if the put their mind into it. ;)
    Brett Peters likes this.
  5. GameR

    GameR Active Member

    Not every body have a ssl-access to the webspace. ;)

    But good programs are exists, like mysqldumper. ;)
  6. Ahmed

    Ahmed Well-Known Member

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  7. Forsaken

    Forsaken Well-Known Member

    I'd like to see a feature-rich automatic backup feature.

    I tend to get busy a lot, and become inconsistent with backups.
  8. Sejper

    Sejper Active Member

    Yea an good automatic backup system is something I could really have use for.
  9. Biker

    Biker Well-Known Member

    Backups via ACP would not be a good idea. Suspect there would be a LOT of timeouts on shared hosting that would gum up the works.
  10. hcmagix

    hcmagix Active Member

    agree, think on time outs
    DB Backups only via cron on server or mysql dumper
    Brett Peters likes this.
  11. Brandon_R

    Brandon_R Guest

    I think this is a good opportunity to start with good habits :) Lets do things right the first time :)
  12. Would be great if administrator can define backup rules with predefined settings.
  13. Floris

    Floris Guest

    A lot of people have spend years backing up from admincp, never checking the .sql dump, not realizing it timed out and they actually have an incomplete backup.

    Get a VPS or better, so you have access to crontab and bash shell. Life will be good.
    steven s and PixelFX like this.
  14. Green Cat

    Green Cat Active Member

  15. Dream

    Dream Active Member

    An auto backup script would be great.
  16. James

    James Well-Known Member

    When using vBulletin forums I have completely disabled the use of Maintenance tools for my admins, especially DB dumping. I feel DB dumping should be done from the server, not a piece of software that's likely to time out. :)
  17. random

    random Active Member

    While I do agree with the statement that there are nothing better than SSH backups, something like the Paul's mod will be welcome by people without SSH access to the server (like the ones hosted on shared plans).
    onthefly and Dream like this.
  18. Ahmed

    Ahmed Well-Known Member

    Yes, Paul's Mod is really a great tool that works very well and never had issue with it.
    When I moved my site to a new server I couldn't use the vB built in back-up functions as it never backed my DB fully. I then used the SSH but I had an issue with encoding in some tables and never got it right. I then used Paul's Mod and it worked very well.

    Something like Paul's Mod will be a great features so that the DB will be backed-up automatically in a daily basis or whatever the admin scheduled the back-up process.

    And again, I'd prefer to have that as a built-in feature, not an add-on as it's really important.
  19. gordy

    gordy Well-Known Member

    I've been using this for years AutoMySQLBackup , set it to a cron and let 'er rip locally, I have another cron scp the dumps offsite weekly. If the main server croaks I can dump-n-pump from a weekly backup that at most is a week old.
    Does require shell access.
  20. Dream

    Dream Active Member

    Paul's mod works like a charm and would be great to have it included in some form.

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