That's ok. He just wants his posts in plain text at least. Better than nothing. He doesn't want his years of valuable content to be lost. I can understand that and would want the same for myself.stevemaury wrote: ↑Mon Oct 07, 2019 3:23 pmThe query will work, but the results will not be very useful. There will be no context, links won't be hot, etc. Plus, I would not do this for a member. What if all your members wanted this? Are you going to do this after every time someone posts a new post?
They are free to search for their own posts and cut and paste, or they could compose their posts in a text editor and paste them, maintaining the document for reference.
Well this person is a close friend of mine in real life, not a stranger. So I don't mind. I'm a nice guy, to an extent.
No other users have requested this yet, so I'm not worried. But if too many people start requesting this, I can start charging them a small fee for it.
Yes I will let them know that they can just copy and paste too from their posts. Or they can just go to every page their post is on and use Control-S to save each webpage offline. However, this would take many hours for thousands of posts so we would probably wanna hire a freelance contractor to do this, like from India or Philippines, which for us is easy since we live part time in the Philippines.
Btw. One more question for David63. You said:
So when I perform any operations on my database, such as backup or restore or export or import, all I should do is disable my board and then run the operation, right?
I notice that in instructions for repairing databases from SSH, that the instructions usually tell you to stop the MySQL server first before using the repair commands. Why? Is there something about using SSH that requires MySQL server to be stopped first?
I also heard somewhere here that when you do a backup of your database, you should disable the board too, so that new posts don't get submitted into the database while it's being backed up, which could result in an error. Is that true?
If so, then what about your auto backup extension? Does it automatically disable the board while it performs the backup? If not, wouldn't that risk some type of error or crash occurring if someone were to submit a post while the backup is being made?