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phpBB auto backup?

Postby ShadowmanUK » 11 Apr 2010, 17:24

It seems strange that there's no option to schedule backup's in phpBB so they occur every x days at a certain time. Does anyone know of any mods to do this that are secure and work on the latest version of phpBB?

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Re: phpBB auto backup?

Postby RMcGirr83 » 11 Apr 2010, 20:12

phpBB's backup relies on not timing out. If you have a large database, the script will probably time out (as set on the server).

There are several backup scripts out there that get around this. One of those being [url=http://www.mysqldumper.net/]MySQLDumper[/url] will allow you to set a cron job on your server to run at certain times of the day to automatically backup your database.

I happen to have two custom scripts. One of which will backup your database and the other which will backup your web site files.

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Re: phpBB auto backup?

Postby ShadowmanUK » 11 Apr 2010, 21:47

Thanks, I need to look more into the features of MySQLDumper, what concerned me when I tried it was once you'd entered your db username/password it was in there all the time and I guess anyone could browse to the index.php and backup/restore. But I probably didn't spend enough time looking at it, it can't be that in-secure surely. I'll have a play around

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Re: phpBB auto backup?

Postby RMcGirr83 » 12 Apr 2010, 02:16

It asks you to secure the directory (uses htaccess on it).

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Re: phpBB auto backup?

Postby ShadowmanUK » 12 Apr 2010, 09:48

I'm used to .htaccess as I've used some of its functions before but its not working out for me on this, must be something to do with the setup of the new server, no problem though as I can password protect directories which gives the same sort of protection and seems to work fine.

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Re: phpBB auto backup?

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