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Request: automated database backup

oliverraduneroliverraduner Contributing to Vanilla since 2010Switzerland ✭✭
edited June 2010 in Vanilla 2.0 - 2.8
I'd like to see a new feature that let's you create automated backups of the Vanilla database tables on a regular basis.


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    SS ✭✭
    It is job of your hoster.
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    TimTim Operations Vanilla Staff
    We perform backups of data using some tools that we wrote, but they're command line jobs designed to be run from a cron. We're working on an exporter that will do some of what you're asking, but I doubt that you will be able to use it to automate backups. As @S said, this is something that your host should be taking care of.

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    oliverraduneroliverraduner Contributing to Vanilla since 2010 Switzerland ✭✭
    Thank you guys for your feedbacks and some different opinions about this request :)
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    @oliverraduner, what are you trying to backup?

    This should be covered in the vanilla porter (exporting the vanilla install).
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    I use Wordpress too, and there exists the possibility to make automatical or manual db backups, directly from the dashboard of the CMS system.
    I find it useful, eg also for the case one would like to update vanilla, and has to make a db backup. He has normally to log-in to cpanel or mysq1 or something similar. Some people are not the best specialists in that area, and a db backup run directly from vanilla dashboard would be a pleasant help for some admins, i think.
    The same about updates of Vanilla: an automatized update would be great (similar with some CMS software capabilities...).
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    For anyone who still needs this kind of feature, an open source PHP script called MySQLDumper can schedule automatic database backups per your defined schedule and e-mail respective backups to a specific e-mail address or store them to a location on your server. This is a great solution for those on hosts which don't offer MySQL backups or the ability to rsync.
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