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    How easy is it to back up your forum? With other forum software, I know that you just have to download all the files onto your computer (that goes for cgi-based forums). I know that vBulletin uses MySQL, so can you even back it up? If so, is it simple to do so?


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    It's very simple as long as your have shell access to your server via telnet or ssh. The instructions are here:

    I set up cron jobs to automatically backup my database twice per day and once per week.
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    • #3
      Thanks for the speedy reply.


      • #4
        You can back it up without Telnet or SSH too from the admin CP. You just need Telnet or SSH to easily restore it. You can restore it chunks at a time using phpmyadmin but it's brutal.
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        • #5
          We do not recommend using the backup mechanism in the Admin CP unless absolutely necessary.


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