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  • How much space to back up forum?

    Just curious, let's say your VB database is 500 megs. How much additional space is needed to back that up?

  • #2
    Backups will take more or less the same amount of space as the database size - so a backup of a 500mb database should take about 500 - 510mb.

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    • #3
      But isn't the backed up file zipped up?

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      • #4
        Originally posted by potentialclient
        But isn't the backed up file zipped up?
        depends on how you made the backup

        1. via vB admin backup = uncompressed
        2. telnet/shell backup = uncompressed can compress it
        3. phpmyadmin backup = uncompressed can compress it
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        • #5
          Hi eva:
          Thanks. I guess however you do it, the initial backup would always be uncompressed.

          Upon compression, can you give me a rough idea of, say, how a 500 meg database would slim down to?

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          • #6
            well for my vB's database it's 725MB and gzipped it's 320MB
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            • #7
              Hey,
              tell me the command lines for gziping and un-gziping.

              Thanka.

              Originally posted by eva2000
              well for my vB's database it's 725MB and gzipped it's 320MB

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              • #8
                Originally posted by klisis
                Hey,
                tell me the command lines for gziping and un-gziping.

                Thanka.

                To get help on unix commands, please type

                man <command>

                i.e. man gzip or man gunzip

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