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  • how to restore a backupp from vbb

    how do i that

  • #2
    See this page step 4: http://www.vbulletin.com/manual/movingservers.html

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    • #3
      yeh i read this but in vbulletin cpanel there is a backupp i have done this can i no't use this to restore my database with
      i can't find a tool in cpanel to restore this backupp

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      • #4
        Step 4 doesn't refer to the CP, it refers to running the backup manually from the shell. You need to telnet or ssh into your shell to do this.
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        • #5
          In step one when it tells you to telnet it and dump the database is this the same as the backup thru the CP?

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          • #6
            Originally posted by bobbydavro
            In step one when it tells you to telnet it and dump the database is this the same as the backup thru the CP?
            No, it's telling you to back up by telnetting to the shell.
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            • #7
              I am about to install the VBlinks hack on my 2.2.1, which concerns me greatly as it makes many changes to the d-base.

              I have done the backup in the CP and downloaded my styles, is there anything else I should be backing up? and what do I do if it go's tits up and I need to restore (the reason I've tagged into this post! ) Do i just follow the advise thats been given here?

              Is there anything else I should be looking at?

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              • #8
                So What is the difference by telnetting in and backing up and backing up thru the CP? should I always be backing up by telnetting and ignore the CP backup?

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                • #9
                  generally back ups through are prone to php time outs which render the back ups incomplete especially in the case of large mysql database sizes i.e. 100+MB in size

                  telnet/shell method of backing up is the most reliable way to backup
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                  • #10
                    The preferred and most reliable method of backup is by telnetting and following the process outlned in movingservers.html. That's why this is part of the online documentation.

                    While the CP backup can work, it can often timeount with larger databases (or busier servers) and create an incomplete backup. For this reason, it is not considered reliable.
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                    • #11
                      OK but assuming I didn't get a timeout thru the CP then it would be the same as telnetting?

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by bobbydavro
                        OK but assuming I didn't get a timeout thru the CP then it would be the same as telnetting?
                        most likely yes.

                        easiest way is to reimport the backup into an empty newly created database and view the tables via phpmyadmin to see if the back up is complete

                        only thing is to reimport you need to it via telnet/shell anyway... see what i'm getting at ?
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                        • #13
                          No, you cannot assume this. If you want the most reliable backup possible, follow the instructions in 'movingserver.html'.
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                          • #14
                            Yes indeed, I will do backing up thru telnet from no on

                            as mentioned earlier is there anything else I should be backing up and if anything go's wrong is this all I need to do to restore?

                            Also is there no instructions just referring to backing up and restoring, only moving?
                            Last edited by bobbydavro; Thu 7th Feb '02, 8:44am.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by bobbydavro
                              Yes indeed, I will do backing up thru telnet from no on

                              as mentioned earlier is there anything else I should be backing up and if anything go's wrong is this all I need to do to restore?

                              Also is there no instructions just referring to backing up and restoring, only moving?
                              read http://vbulletin.com/forum/showthrea...threadid=35963
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