Database Autobackup on phpBB Server

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Database Autobackup on phpBB Server

Post by Ideas Bot » Tue Nov 14, 2017 4:57 pm

Database automatically backup on phpBB Servers or any secured server recommended by phpBB and can be restored anytime from ACP.

This will give a peace of mind for admins to not relying on their Hosting server only.

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Re: Database Autobackup on phpBB Server

Post by david63 » Tue Nov 14, 2017 5:29 pm

And who will be funding the phpBB servers to store all of these backups?

And what happens if you need to restore and the server is offline?
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Re: Database Autobackup on phpBB Server

Post by Holger » Wed Nov 15, 2017 7:51 am

Plenty of those scripts out there, mysqldumper for example
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Re: Database Autobackup on phpBB Server

Post by AmigoJack » Wed Nov 15, 2017 8:44 am

That's about the environment, not phpBB. Next idea would be to backup all files via phpBB. No, this has to be taken care thru a different approach instead of software-wise.

Also keep in mind that the database alone does not necessarily only store phpBB's data.
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Re: Database Autobackup on phpBB Server

Post by thecoalman » Wed Nov 15, 2017 12:27 pm

If you have root access to a server have a look at automysqlbackup...

While automated backups through phpBB's cron may be something worthwhile at the end of the day it's something you need to do yourself. For example if phpBB were to take the example autobackupmysql you could trigger backups and schedule your FTP client to download them.

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Re: Database Autobackup on phpBB Server

Post by warmweer » Mon Nov 20, 2017 7:48 pm

I voted "no" for the reasons allready mentioned + I don't really see the need for another (new) party to be involved. Anyway, how much extra traffic wouldn't that create?
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