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  • Backing up database, in case of getting hacked?

    5 or so rap boards in the last two days have been hacked...
    im curious to know have i backup'd my database correctly....cuz im afraid these f*cking herbs, trying to be like Neo from the matrix...wannabes, are gonna attack me next since my board is pretty big...

    anyway I went in the vb admin panel and went to back-up database, and clicked the button "DO BACKUP"...its under 'Database tables to include in backup' section...
    And it downloaded to my computer, and then after it finished downloading to my computer, A pop-up appeared with a list of applications to open it with....

    is this correct so far?

    thanks in advance...
    pzz, 1
    Last edited by Shadowz; Sat 26 Jan '02, 9:33pm.

  • #2
    It is correct but if you want to be absolutely sure you should use the MySQL command line to make your backup. See step one here.


    • #3
      My server (VO) doesnt allow/have telnet access.
      Any other suggestions?


      • #4
        Since when doesn't VO allow telnet? They still offer this according to their webpage:

        "All Packages Include......Telnet/SSH"
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