3.0.7 to 3.5.1 and SSH issue

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  • Bambina
    New Member
    • Jun 2005
    • 28

    3.0.7 to 3.5.1 and SSH issue

    I have read all the info regarding upgrading from 3.0.7 to 3.5.1
    It says it's highly recommended to backup the forum through SSH however, what do you do when you don't have access to SSH?

    My webserver won't enable it as "it's not part of my package". I have offered to pay for it but they simply won't accept it.

    I have always backed up the forum using myphpadmin.

    My webserver tells me I can back up the database as a .tar.gz file.
    I don't know what this is and if it would work.

    Any help at all would be appreciated.

    Thanks
  • Zachery
    Former vBulletin Support
    • Jul 2002
    • 59097

    #2
    Move to a new host....

    Their probally talking about backing up via phpmyadmin in that format, but that does nothing to help you. If they have cpanel, their cpanel based mysql database backups are usually good up to 100~mb at least in my expirences. Its a perl process that does the backup, not a php one.

    Find a host that allows ssh.

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    • Bambina
      New Member
      • Jun 2005
      • 28

      #3
      Now my host tell me they can "create the backup for me via mysqldump".

      Eva2000 talks about it here so I assume it would be ok to do it this way?

      I apologize if my questions are stupid but I'm not used to all this.

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      • Bambina
        New Member
        • Jun 2005
        • 28

        #4
        is anybody willing to reply or should I just forget about updating altogether?

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        • choppers4life
          Senior Member
          • Aug 2004
          • 277
          • 3.6.x

          #5
          Mysqldump also has time out problems. I would just move to a better host that will enable ssh and save yourself a big headache.

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          • Symen_4ab
            Senior Member
            • Jun 2002
            • 113
            • 3.0.0 Gamma

            #6
            I always did my database backups via mysqldump, through ssh access.
            Does it really have a timeout ?

            I don't know a better way of doing a databse backup, by the way (maybe copying the mysql files directly, but that's not really "clean" )
            Syntax errors in my post ? Well, I'm a french-speaking Swiss user..

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            • George L
              Former vBulletin Support
              • May 2000
              • 32996
              • 3.8.x

              #7
              Originally posted by Bambina
              Now my host tell me they can "create the backup for me via mysqldump".

              Eva2000 talks about it here so I assume it would be ok to do it this way?

              I apologize if my questions are stupid but I'm not used to all this.
              mysqldump is recommended and only way to backup datbases so yes it's safe

              mysqldump doesn't have timeout probs if you use right command and if the mysql settings on server and server hardware are adequate and optimal for mysql to operate

              --opt - tells mysqldump not to load entire database into memory before dumping

              so

              mysqldump --opt -u username -p databasename > /path/toback.sql
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