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How can I backup my XenForo installation and can it be automated?

Discussion in 'XenForo Questions and Support' started by Disrelation, Jun 3, 2011.

  1. Disrelation

    Disrelation Active Member

    The title really describes my question, perfectly. I will be running the installation on a VPS (Debian Squeeze OS) if that even matters.
  2. James

    James Well-Known Member

    The best way to back up your database would be a cron job on your server. If for some reason you can't cron job, your best bet is to manually dump your database nightly.

    If manual dumping isn't your cup of tea, you could set up a cron job in XenForo's ACP to dump it for you, but this isn't really recommended.
  3. Disrelation

    Disrelation Active Member

    How would I set the cron job up on my VPS? Forgive me for my lack of knowledge.
  4. Cool

    Cool Active Member

    "crontab -e" is your friend... the rest should be basic-knowledge for a server-admin.

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