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How do I backup my directory?

Discussion in 'Directories' started by acuman, Apr 19, 2007.

  1. #1
    Hey,

    I saw some posts about the importance of backing up your directory but I did not see how to do that.
    SEMrush
    I am new so if anyone can let me know that would be great.

    Thank you.
     
    acuman, Apr 19, 2007 IP
    SEMrush
  2. choice

    choice Prominent Member

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    well if you have cpanel just login goto backups and select backup home directory and your database
     
    choice, Apr 19, 2007 IP
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  3. acuman

    acuman Active Member

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    #3
    Thank you very much. rep to you.
    I will give that a try.
     
    acuman, Apr 19, 2007 IP
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    Luke Beale Peon

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    Back up files and database and keep them some ware safe and you can restore your site if you ever get any problems.
     
    Luke Beale, Apr 19, 2007 IP
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    #5
    Make a habit of backing up your Database regularly.
    If you are running V3.1 you can also backup your Database from Admin Panel.
    (I do it once a day)

    You can backup your directory files once and then do backup when ever you do some big change in files. i.e. installing some mod (Not that common)
     
    Fastian, Apr 19, 2007 IP
  6. Thibaut

    Thibaut Well-Known Member

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    Hello,

    if you can run script, use the following shell command:

    mysqldump --quick -u user -ppassword database | gzip >dump.gz

    Cheers !
    Thibaut
     
    Thibaut, Apr 19, 2007 IP
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    dcristo Illustrious Member

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    I prefer to export the database using PHPMyAdmin (within cpanel)
     
    dcristo, Apr 21, 2007 IP
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    Very important thread!
    Often we forget to backup and then we experience a loss later.
    I hope people will take this moment to go make a back up right now! :)
     
    dvduval, Apr 21, 2007 IP
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    hmm, i never back up my directory. i dont even know how to back up:(
     
    imteaz, Apr 21, 2007 IP
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    dvduval Notable Member

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    Who is your host? Are you using cpanel?
     
    dvduval, Apr 22, 2007 IP
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    phpmyadmin you can do a backup with unless you have cpanel.
     
    n-james, Apr 22, 2007 IP
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    my host is a1whs.com, yes i use c-panel.
     
    imteaz, Apr 22, 2007 IP
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    cpanel has the backup/restore function. easy. backup both your site and the database.
     
    solidghost, Apr 22, 2007 IP