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  • rnedelkow
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    Perfect. Thanks again.

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  • Wayne Luke
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    It will contain what the database contains. With the default settings, this would be themes, css changes, language changes, all user information, all post information, attachments and custom avatars. Anything not stored in the database via either settings or design, would need to be backed up separately and should be able to be obtained via SFTP.

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  • rnedelkow
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    Thanks Wayne. I tried that and got a single sql file in the dump folder so I think that's it. Just curious, should the backup contain all of the images, customizations etc?

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  • Wayne Luke
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    There isn't really a list of files. You can try by backing up the data directory of MySQL. I have no idea where that would be on a rackspace server. However, a straight backup of these files may not allow them to work on a new server. The prefered backup method is using mysqldump at the command line. This gives a single .sql with all the database information. Once this is imported on the new server, the database will conform to that server's settings and available version.

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  • rnedelkow
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    Thanks Mark. I installed the backup utility on the server. Can you tell me which files I need to back up?

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  • Mark.B
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    The best way to backup your database is using ssh on the command line, if you have access.

    In terms of backing up via your host's utility, it would be best to ask your host. We couldn't say for certain.

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  • rnedelkow
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    Backup database on Rackspace

    Does anyone know how to backup forums using the backup utility on Rackspace? I don't want to create an entire disk image, just backup the database to install on a new server.
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