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'Simple' backup plugin?

ZhaanZhaan Professional fool ✭✭

Does such a thing exist?

I know there are many backup methods available to me as a webmaster, but it'd be super convenient if I could download backups directly from my Vanilla admin panel, much like vBulletin and SMF allowed me do in the past.

If the answer is no, are any of you working on something similar for non-hosted Vanilla?

Cheers!

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    aeryaery Gtricks Forum in 2.2 :) ✭✭✭

    nice idea there. Only if I had knowledge to make I would make it sure.

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    There's only an idea in my head about this plugin, I'm not working on it, yet. Ask if @businessdad has time, once he's done with the other Vanilla plugins he's working on :-)

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    businessdadbusinessdad Stealth contributor MVP

    It will probably be hard to believe, but I was thinking of a backup system while developing the Awards plugin (which is progressing, by the way, despite all the trouble).

    In the meantime, a simple way is always to run a mysqldump of Vanilla database and download the whole Vanilla directory. It should be relatively easy to put together a shell script to run on demand.

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    peregrineperegrine MVP
    edited January 2013

    @Zhaan

    there was an idea here: with http://www.mysqldumper.net/
    unfortunately it is a free tool and has a free support forum for questions.

    I may not provide the completed solution you might desire, but I do try to provide honest suggestions to help you solve your issue.

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    businessdadbusinessdad Stealth contributor MVP

    That mysqldumper seems a good tool. The I'm curious to find out is why did the author decide to split the backup process in multiple steps, instead of just increasing the timeout interval. :)

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    LOL, I'll find an email I just thought of and let you know of my ideas @businessdad We need to try and keep up on which public projects you're working on, so we know what we can look forward to :-)

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    hbfhbf wiki guy? MVP

    @businessdad said:
    That mysqldumper seems a good tool. The I'm curious to find out is why did the author decide to split the backup process in multiple steps, instead of just increasing the timeout interval. :)

    it's targeted toward people on shared hosting services, who typically do not have any control over the php.config settings.

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    businessdadbusinessdad Stealth contributor MVP

    It seems that the ini file that causes issues, set_time_limit() doesn't require to change it. Problem is that the PHP CGI may also set a timeout, and so does nginx. Not to mention MySql. In short, there are timeouts in more places than I thought, it's a timeout minefield. :)

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