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Re: [3.2][RC] Auto db Backup

Posted: Sat Jun 09, 2018 10:07 am
by Galixte de EzCom
accs-p wrote:
Fri Jun 08, 2018 5:52 am

I'm running this on a Linux-based Hosting service, and I have the same problem (inadequate usage during "off-hours"). To resolve this, I created a cron job

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# Run the phpBB crontab command
*/5 * * * * /usr/local/bin/php /home/user/forum-directory/bin/phpbbcli.php cron:run
This runs the phpBB cron check every 5 minutes.

I expect that Windows can do something similar.

It should be noted that the backup will slowly shift to a later time. This issue has been addressed previously in this topic.
Before to do that, in ACP on the “Server settings” page you have to activate the setting “Run periodic tasks from system cron”.

Re: [3.2][RC] Auto db Backup

Posted: Tue Aug 28, 2018 4:32 pm
by Havym
Maybe i'm the only one with this problem, maybe it isn't a problem after all.
Every time when the auto backup system creates a backup the timer is placed about an hour in advance.
Every backup the clock is placed in the future.

For example. The timer is set at 2am. When i click Ok the timer goes to 3am. The next day the database is created at 4:15am en so on..

Re: [3.2][RC] Auto db Backup

Posted: Tue Aug 28, 2018 8:52 pm
by Galixte de EzCom

Re: [3.2][RC] Auto db Backup

Posted: Wed Aug 29, 2018 2:59 pm
by Havym
Ah thanks for the links. The extension does make a backup but changes the new time of backup like in the 2nd link.
Now i know why the backup isn't exactly on time, but why does it it change future backups after every backup? same issue?

Re: [3.2][RC] Auto db Backup

Posted: Wed Aug 29, 2018 3:07 pm
by david63
Havym wrote:
Wed Aug 29, 2018 2:59 pm
but why does it it change future backups after every backup? same issue?
There is a minor problem that I have not had time to get to the bottom of which is to do with timezones/server time/DST

Re: [3.2][RC] Auto db Backup

Posted: Fri Aug 31, 2018 10:04 am
by martti
david63 wrote:
Wed Aug 29, 2018 3:07 pm
Havym wrote:
Wed Aug 29, 2018 2:59 pm
but why does it it change future backups after every backup? same issue?
There is a minor problem that I have not had time to get to the bottom of which is to do with timezones/server time/DST
Probably today the European Commission is going to abolish the Daylight Saving Time altogether. I would highly welcome it!

Re: [3.2][RC] Auto db Backup

Posted: Wed Sep 05, 2018 10:55 am
by fabioganga
Hi everyone!

I have uploaded and enabled the extension, however I do not see its settings under the tab "extensions". I have also purged the cache to no avail.

Any help, please? Thanks!

Re: [3.2][RC] Auto db Backup

Posted: Wed Sep 05, 2018 11:29 am
by Havym
It is situated in the maintenance tab..

Re: [3.2][RC] Auto db Backup

Posted: Sat Sep 22, 2018 10:48 pm
by kamaleon
Does it also backup the files?

I guess not... Can that be added?

Re: [3.2][RC] Auto db Backup

Posted: Sun Sep 23, 2018 2:47 am
by david63
kamaleon wrote:
Sat Sep 22, 2018 10:48 pm
Does it also backup the files?
No - the clue is in the name
kamaleon wrote:
Sat Sep 22, 2018 10:48 pm
I guess not... Can that be added?
No

Re: [3.2][RC] Auto db Backup

Posted: Sun Sep 23, 2018 8:23 am
by kamaleon
But it makes no sense backing up the database without the files...

Re: [3.2][RC] Auto db Backup

Posted: Sun Sep 23, 2018 8:26 am
by Mick
Why? If you lose the files it's very easy to recover if you lose the db that's the end of it. In any case, if you're not continually editing core files and have one copy of the latest files you shouldn't need any more copies, they're static, the db isn't.

Re: [3.2][RC] Auto db Backup

Posted: Sun Sep 23, 2018 11:02 am
by kamaleon
Need to test it, but if you had extensions enabled, probably you would get some nice errors when you only have the database backup to recover.

Re: [3.2][RC] Auto db Backup

Posted: Sun Sep 23, 2018 12:25 pm
by david63
kamaleon wrote:
Sun Sep 23, 2018 11:02 am
Need to test it, but if you had extensions enabled, probably you would get some nice errors when you only have the database backup to recover.
Not if you have the files (which you will already have downloaded) still in the ext folder

Re: [3.2][RC] Auto db Backup

Posted: Mon Sep 24, 2018 7:28 am
by kamaleon
david63 wrote:
Sun Sep 23, 2018 12:25 pm
kamaleon wrote:
Sun Sep 23, 2018 11:02 am
Need to test it, but if you had extensions enabled, probably you would get some nice errors when you only have the database backup to recover.
Not if you have the files (which you will already have downloaded) still in the ext folder
So you should have backed up the files too, right?