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  • I don't understand you .. sorry
    Is the full site backup is recommended ?
    Full site backup i restore it through my host customer services

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    • thank you

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      • Originally posted by assaf View Post
        I don't understand you .. sorry
        Is the full site backup is recommended ?
        Full site backup i restore it through my host customer services
        Host or You, either way a full backup is always best.

        Originally posted by fadi12 View Post
        thank you
        Your welcome


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        • Thank you very much

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          • Originally posted by assaf View Post
            I don't understand you .. sorry
            Is the full site backup is recommended ?
            Full site backup i restore it through my host customer services
            Also make sure to test the backup at a test forum after you make before making any big changes to your forum. As to make totally sure that it works as it should if things don''t go as planned and you need to revert your forum back.

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            • Originally posted by borbole View Post
              Also make sure to test the backup at a test forum after you make before making any big changes to your forum. As to make totally sure that it works as it should if things don''t go as planned and you need to revert your forum back.
              Why i have to be sure to test the backup ?
              Is the backup maybe broken or not work ?

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              • Originally posted by borbole View Post
                Also make sure to test the backup at a test forum after you make before making any big changes to your forum. As to make totally sure that it works as it should if things don''t go as planned and you need to revert your forum back.
                Good advice

                Originally posted by assaf View Post
                Why i have to be sure to test the backup ?
                Is the backup maybe broken or not work ?
                Well think of it this way... was it your first time backing up? Have you tested ANY backups you or your hosts has made in the past?

                Depending on how you backed up you might have selected the wrong checkbox when exporting, the Hosts backup could be corrupted without you or them knowing for whatever reason...

                SO THE BEST BET IS TO ALWAYS TEST YOUR BACKUP OTHERWISE YOUR NEVER SURE IF IT WILL WORK NO MATTER HOW MANY TIMES YOU HAVE DONE THIS IN THE PAST SOMETHING OR ANYTHING COULD HAVE GONE WRONG WHEN MAKING THE BACKUP. AND PLEASE NO MATTER WHO YOU ARE OR YOUR SKILL LEVEL I DON'T CARE IF YOUR ABOVE ME AND LAUGH AT WHAT I SAY BUT TO NOT DO BACKUPS ON A REGULAR BASIS IS SIMPLY CARELESS - PLEASE EVERYONE AT LEAST ONCE A WEEK TO BE SAFE, I HAD A NEW CLIENT YESTERDAY TELL ME HE HAD NEVER RUN A BACKUP... SO 2+ YEARS HE HAS PUT INTO HIS FORUM YET AT ANYTIME IF SOMETHING WENT WRONG IT COULD ALL BE LOST??? COME ON NOW BE GOOD TO YOURSELVES OK?

                Caps for emphasis not yelling

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                • @ TheLastSupermen

                  Thank you for your work..!!

                  I have a problem with my phymyadmin
                  I have installed easyphp 530 on my pc with windows XP
                  My database backup is 3GB

                  I have modified the php.ini, bat I am unable to import the db..

                  Best regards
                  Riccardo

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                  • Originally posted by Ricsca View Post
                    @ TheLastSupermen

                    Thank you for your work..!!

                    I have a problem with my phymyadmin
                    I have installed easyphp 530 on my pc with windows XP
                    My database backup is 3GB

                    I have modified the php.ini, bat I am unable to import the db..

                    Best regards
                    Riccardo
                    Ricardo, installing php, apache and mysql etc on your PC is fine if you want to tinker around before modifying the live site but remember your not running the same setup your host is so best bet is to make the test site on the server with the live site .

                    Mike


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                    • Would you suggest backup via SSH since Ive seen a lot of info saying this is the best way? If so, can you add some info on how to do so in your tutorial?

                      Thanks

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                      • Originally posted by Ricsca View Post
                        @ TheLastSupermen

                        Thank you for your work..!!

                        I have a problem with my phymyadmin
                        I have installed easyphp 530 on my pc with windows XP
                        My database backup is 3GB

                        I have modified the php.ini, bat I am unable to import the db..

                        Best regards
                        Riccardo
                        Try mysqdumper or ssh.

                        Originally posted by moddis View Post
                        Would you suggest backup via SSH since Ive seen a lot of info saying this is the best way? If so, can you add some info on how to do so in your tutorial?

                        Thanks
                        Quoted from the online manual:

                        Backing Up The Database via SSH/Telnet In order to back up your database via SSH or Telnet you will require 2 things:

                        1) SSH or Telnet access to your site. You will need to check with your hosting company to see if this is available.

                        2) An SSH/Telnet Client, such as PuTTy.

                        Open your SSH/Telnet client and log into your website. The command line prompt you will see will vary by OS.
                        For most hosting companies, this will bring you into the FTP root folder.

                        Type in the following to create a backup in the current directory:

                        mysqldump --opt -Q -u dbusername -p databasename > backupname.sql

                        Or to create a backup in a separate directory (signified by /path/to/) type:

                        mysqldump --opt -Q -u dbusername -p databasename > /path/to/backupname.sql

                        You will be prompted for the database password. Enter it and the database will backup.

                        If your hosting company has you on a remote MySQL server, such as mysql.yourhost.com, you will need to add the servername to the command line. The servername will be the same as in your config.php. The command line will be:

                        Current directory:

                        mysqldump --opt -Q -h servername -u dbusername -p databasename > backupname.sql

                        Separate directory:

                        mysqldump --opt -Q -h servername -u dbusername -p databasename > /path/to/backupname.sql

                        You can then, if you wish, download the backup to your home computer.

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                        • PuTTy

                          I've upgraded from 3.8.4 to 4.0.1. Just discovered yesterday that I can't find the "backup" option in the admin cp that used to be there and then found another thread saying it's been removed. The manual seems to recommend something called "PuTTy" to backup but there's very little information there and I don't see much on this thread either.

                          Anyone using the vBulletin recommended method (PuTTy) to backup and if not, why not? What's the problem with it?

                          JJ

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                          • Originally posted by jdj View Post
                            I've upgraded from 3.8.4 to 4.0.1. Just discovered yesterday that I can't find the "backup" option in the admin cp that used to be there and then found another thread saying it's been removed. The manual seems to recommend something called "PuTTy" to backup but there's very little information there and I don't see much on this thread either.

                            Anyone using the vBulletin recommended method (PuTTy) to backup and if not, why not? What's the problem with it?

                            JJ
                            You can use Putty only if you have SSH or Telnet access to your site. If you don''t have, then I would recommend phpmyadmin but they have file size limits so for large databases it would be best to use mysqldumper.

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                            • Can you use filezilla to log in via ssh?

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                              • Originally posted by moddis View Post
                                Can you use filezilla to log in via ssh?
                                Moddis,

                                Sorry for the late reply but SSH is not FileZilla and nor can you use FileZilla to SSH.

                                For more information about Secure Shell see here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Secure_Shell


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