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  • #16
    with the vbulletin tool that is provided through admin.

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    • #17
      Sh*t

      I ran it with an older version and it seems to ave worked. Damn. You must be right. Anyway, thanks for your help. most appreciated.

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      • #18
        Unfortunately because of PHP timeout issues this is not a reliable backup method with anything but a small database. The recommended method of creating a backup is with shell access via telnet or ssh. Do you still have the original db files backed up somewhere?
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        • #19
          Fortunately I do, although it means the site will be down for the remainder of the weekend. Because i wont have access to the old server until Monday.

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          • #20
            Well at least you have the backup. It could have been worse. Be sure to use the backup procedure listed here:

            http://www.vbulletin.com/manual/movingservers.html
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            • #21
              Thanks..

              Thansk very much for the help. I will follow that procedure from now on.

              Is there anyway to automate the back to my local machine? I backup all my other pages, include some access databases with FTP voyager, this happens once a day. But didnt know how to do it with SQL.

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              • #22
                If your host provides access to cron jobs, you could use the backup command to create a backup file every day. You could then use the same FTP process to download this to your local computer.
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                • #23
                  Well, its a dedicated server so i can do pretty much what I like, but cron sounds like a unix thing. Do you have something similar for Win2k?

                  Excuse my ignorance, I'm pretty new ot all of this?

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                  • #24
                    I think you'd use Windows Task Scheduler as the equivalent for Unix's cron application.

                    http://www.vbulletin.com/forum/showt...ron#post271033

                    http://www.vbulletin.com/forum/showt...ron#post214853

                    http://www.vbulletin.com/forum/showt...ron#post124314
                    Steve Machol, former vBulletin Customer Support Manager (and NOT retired!)
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                    • #25
                      A change of plan...

                      Hi again,

                      I have had to move to a new host because I was just having too much trouble with the previous.

                      I do not have access to the mysql server directly and having been trying to figure out a way to restore the dayabase. I have downloaded DBTools and tried a restore, but this keeps coming up with errors when I run the SQL query tool. There doesn't seem to be anyway to do it with phpmyadmin. Can you uggest another tool that I might try?

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