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[SolidMean] ForumBackup 1.2.01

Schedule backups of your database and XenForo root directory

  1. SneakyDave

    SneakyDave Well-Known Member

    SneakyDave submitted a new resource:

    [SolidMean] ForumBackup - Schedule backups of your database and XenForo root directory

    Read more about this resource...
    Matthew S, D.O.A., Robru and 4 others like this.
  2. Eagle

    Eagle Well-Known Member

    Great idea. Did you test it?
  3. Pinn

    Pinn Active Member

    Not work on 1.4

    exec() has been disabled for security reasons
    exec() in SolidMean/ForumBackup/Install.php at line 74
    SolidMean_ForumBackup_Install->_installVersion1() in SolidMean/ForumBackup/Install.php at line 62
    call_user_func() in XenForo/Model/AddOn.php at line 215
    XenForo_Model_AddOn->installAddOnXml() in ConvEss/Model/AddOn.php at line 24
    ConvEss_Model_AddOn->installAddOnXml() in XenForo/Model/AddOn.php at line 169
    XenForo_Model_AddOn->installAddOnXmlFromFile() in XenForo/ControllerAdmin/AddOn.php at line 187
    XenForo_ControllerAdmin_AddOn->actionInstall() in XenForo/FrontController.php at line 347
    XenForo_FrontController->dispatch() in XenForo/FrontController.php at line 134
    XenForo_FrontController->run() in /www//admin.php at line 13
  4. Sunka

    Sunka Well-Known Member

    Could you add options to choose to backup forum directory or not, couse it will be nice that we can backup database on daily, and forum directory not often like database.
    Forum directory is choosen by where xenforo is installed or on some another critery? My forum is installed in root directory
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  5. Mr. Goodie2Shoes

    Mr. Goodie2Shoes Well-Known Member

    Your host has safe mode enabled or blacklisted 'exec'... not related to XenForo ;)
  6. Da Bookie Mon

    Da Bookie Mon Well-Known Member

    Looks great Dave. Would like to see an option to save database only.
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  7. SneakyDave

    SneakyDave Well-Known Member

    On 3 of my xenforo sites on 2 different hosts, and another site I know of on another host.

    Great idea.

    Yes, it looks like your host has disabled the exec() function on your system. I assume you're on shared hosting?
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  8. theraptor

    theraptor Member

    Now this is an addon that i awaited for :D thank you alot.
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  9. Da Bookie Mon

    Da Bookie Mon Well-Known Member

    Works but I get an error in acp error logs

    XenForo_Exception: Bad return code from tar gzip, Output: /home/test/public_html/, Command: tar czvf /home/test/backups/testboard/forumbackup_2014-09-13-225034.code.tar.gz /home/test/public_html - library/SolidMean/ForumBackup/CronEntry/Backup.php:207
    Generated By: admin, 1 minute ago
    Everything saved correctly though.
    Last edited: Sep 14, 2014
  10. SneakyDave

    SneakyDave Well-Known Member

    That's a good idea, I'll look into that.

    It's an absolute path, so it can be anywhere on your server that your web server has write access to.
    If your forum exists at /home/sunka/public_html/, you should create a directory above public_html such as /home/sunka/backups, allow your web server to write to it (maybe chmod 0777 /home/sunka/backups), and specify that directory as the backup location.

    You could use the "data" or "internal_data" directories in your forum root, but somebody could download the backup files if they knew the name of it. Choose your backup names wisely if you choose to do this!

    Your system must not like something about your tar command, or there might be a warning being generated from it. Can you turn on debug, and run it, and send me the output of it in a conversation? Or you can execute that tar command yourself, and see if its generating a warning?

    Using exec() is troublesome to debug because a lot of times the output isn't saved when there's a warning or error.
    Last edited: Sep 14, 2014
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  11. Da Bookie Mon

    Da Bookie Mon Well-Known Member

    Log is clean (sending it now anyway) and no error executing the tar command manually. Seems it just doesn't like something the cron is triggering.
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  12. kingston

    kingston Well-Known Member

    What would have to be done to do this towards Dropbox?
  13. SneakyDave

    SneakyDave Well-Known Member

    Not sure. Probably a lot of work. I'll do some investigation.
  14. Sheratan

    Sheratan Well-Known Member

    An auto upload to dropbox is a great. But this addon is already great anyway. :D
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  15. Robru

    Robru Well-Known Member

    Nice addon :)
    Tonight the first run !
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  16. SneakyDave

    SneakyDave Well-Known Member

    You can run it manually from the Tools -> Cron Entries page too to make sure it works.

    The next version will have the option to only backup the database or code, and fix a couple bugs that @Mike Edge pointed out to me
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  17. SneakyDave

    SneakyDave Well-Known Member

    SneakyDave updated [SolidMean] ForumBackup with a new update entry:

    Update 1.0.1

    Read the rest of this update entry...
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  18. SneakyDave

    SneakyDave Well-Known Member

    Update 1.0.1 released. See release notes for more information.
    Make sure to visit the add-ons options page, new ones have been added.
    Andy.N and Sunka like this.
  19. TheBoss

    TheBoss Well-Known Member

    Looking very good , what would make it really worth installing for me would be the ability to upload backups offsite , like MySQLDumper..

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  20. Sheratan

    Sheratan Well-Known Member

    How long my site will be in maintenance mode? Will my site open again automatically after backup process?
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