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    Hello,
    I have had no luck with the admin control panel's backup system, and from what I've been hearing no one has either so they have to use phpMyAdmin or Telnet/SSH.

    So my question is... why is it there if it doesn't work? Or is there a way to make it work?

  • #2
    It does work when you have a smaller board, but as when your board gets bigger and bigger, it becomes a totally different story
    ManagerJosh, Owner of 4 XenForo Licenses, 1 vBulletin Legacy License, 1 Internet Brands Suite License
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    • #3
      Depending on your servers configuration, php will time out after a certain amount of time if a script takes too long to exeucute. Unforunately, backing up a large db via php script will lead to such time outs.

      I'd like to see vb change that to a php initiated ssh script but I imagine that would take some additional work on the users end.
      Plan, Do, Check, Act!

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      • #4
        Wouldn't it also need some basic permissions on the serverside as well to execute a SSH script?
        ManagerJosh, Owner of 4 XenForo Licenses, 1 vBulletin Legacy License, 1 Internet Brands Suite License
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        • #5
          I think the backup mechanism in vBulletin could be rewritten to backup a bite-at-a-time.

          BigDump and MySQLDumper are examples of two standalone PHP scripts that accomplish a complete 100% integrity MySQL backup by downloading the database a bite-at-a-time. I'm sure that Jelsoft is probably testing this software and making a determination about A) which is the best and B) whether to license one of these programs or write their own and include it with vBulletin.

          The status quo of:
          Newbie user: "How hard is vBulletin to install?"
          Jelsoft: "Very easy."
          Newbie user: "How do I back it up?"
          Jelsoft: "Do you know how to use a command line?"
          Newbie user: "What's that? I just want a nightly backup that I can download any time I need."
          Jelsoft: "Do you know what a shell script is?"
          can be eliminated.

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          • #6
            Ah, thank you and I completely agree feldon. If you were to use the backup from the acp, would there be any faults or security issues with it?

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            • #7
              another mysql backup tool that is really good, which i use is navicat.com enterprise, its got some really cool stuff in it, it might help you
              Robert - Music is my caffeine!

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              • #8
                Bigdump is for importing a backup.
                That means that you first need a backup-file that can be imported.
                So Bigdump won't help in this case.

                MySQLDumper can backup and restore your database - no matter what size it is.
                Just to inform you: there is a hack at http://www.vbhacks-germany.com/forum...ht=mysqldumper that integrates MySQLDumper into your vb-acp.
                Get this and you will always have a full backup of your board.
                When you can execute Perl you even can use MSD to automize your backups. All you need is a cronjob that starts the crondump.pl-Script included in MSD.
                Have fun and be happy with your working backups.

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