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    I have shell access to my forums.
    Can you suggest the best utility to make use of this for backups.

    Thanks.

  • #2
    See Step One here:

    http://www.vbulletin.com/manual/movingservers.html
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    • #3
      Originally posted by Steve Machol
      See Step One here:

      http://www.vbulletin.com/manual/movingservers.html
      All I know is that I have a flag in my site's control panel that says shell access in on.
      What I really want to know is how to connect and where do I ender those commands.

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      • #4
        Depending on what OS you are running just go to the command line and type:

        telnet yoursite.com

        You'll then be prompted for the user name and password supplied by your webhost. This is usually the same as your FTP login info.
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        • #5
          Darn it!
          Didn't work
          A quick e-mail to my host and it looks like they do not support telnet access.
          They said that SSH access is available.
          How does this work?
          They suggested that I use the client putty.
          Does anyone know this?
          Would you recommend anything else?

          Thanks.

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          • #6
            Download and use PuTTY:

            PuTTY Download Page
            Steve Machol, former vBulletin Customer Support Manager (and NOT retired!)
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            • #7
              You can always do it via a cron job.

              If you have the option in your control panel, by all means use it -- its easier

              Here's what I have -- daily backups done automatically -- and then I download them personally the next day (but I also have everything on the hard drive backed up to a separate hard drive as well).

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