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Automatic backup

Started by stepage, April 08, 2006, 10:35:50 PM

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I wanted to semi-auotmate the backup of my database, ie first of a month, but the only ways I can find ivolve using system(), exec() or passthru() functions which are not allowed. Is there any other way to be able to script the backup?

webzone (archived)

Why do you want to make a script on the server to do backups?

The best way is to make a script (a batch file on Windows, or an AppleScript on a Mac) on your own computer to copy all files from the server using FTP. Also, there are probably applications to do the same thing.


you could make a script so that when you access it with the password, it chucks all of the files you want and a dumped database into a zip file and sends you that which you can save on your harddrive somewhere. that would be quite easy to do.