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Hosts and Your DB back up

Discussion in 'Server Configuration and Hosting' started by eagle eyes, Apr 11, 2016.

  1. eagle eyes

    eagle eyes Active Member

    How long does it take for your host to create a database back up for you?

    1) Less than 24 hours.
    2) 2 days
    3) 20 days
  2. Alex - A2Hosting

    Alex - A2Hosting Active Member

    In most user cases it shouldn't take longer than 24 hours (much, much less in fact). What type of package are you on and what control panel do they offer you (for example, cPanel)?

    If cPanel, you could log into phpMyAdmin and export your database or generate a backup and export the database from that backup. If you don't have cPanel (or phpMyAdmin), you could look for a tool similar enabling you to export databases.

    Be sure to check your DB in case it isn't a complete one. In which case contact your host which shouldn't take long at all.
    Last edited: Apr 12, 2016
  3. Tracy Perry

    Tracy Perry Well-Known Member

    And hope like the devil that phpMyAdmin doesn't do it's standard crap out on the exportation of the DB and give you an incomplete one. Backups via phpMyAdmin are the WORST way to do a backup.
    Unluckily there aren't that many options for a shared hosting user. I'd rather do a full cPanel backup than try to do separate DB/File structure ones.
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  4. Terror

    Terror Active Member

  5. NetDoc

    NetDoc Member

    I don't rely on my host (Amazon.com) but handle this task in house. We have it set up to back up every morning at like 3:00 am.
  6. WSWD

    WSWD Well-Known Member

    10-15 minutes tops. That said, you should never rely on your host for backups. Always make your own.
  7. andy_mk3

    andy_mk3 Member

    My host offers full site and database backups daily with a 30 day history for £3/month which I use. I try and take a mysqldump once a month just in case.

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