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Just a reminder...Do a back up of your store.


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Just wanted to remind everyone to do a back up of there store often. You can FTP the files right on your hard drive, which is much better than doing the admin back up. PHP files can be sensitive and you'll want to have periodic backups dated on your hard drive for referance so that in case you make a mistake that you are not aware of and that rears it's ugly head a week from now after you've made many more improvements you can upload you back up for a quick fix and have a up and running cart again.


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Good luck and happy cart building :P


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And if you get the thing you've been working on for a week working, BACK IT UP BEFORE MAKING FURTHER CHANGES.


Not that I just did that. :'(

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try not to use the built in file manager through the admin panel....not to reliable...ads characters that create errors......use a full FTP program.......


for those in the know of SSH access....use this command at the root of your cataloge


tar -cvf filenameordate.tar *


where filenameordate, just put whatever you want... I use the date format...


tar -cvf backup_8_11_05.tar *


this compresses the entire site and all the directories in one file which is easier to download. when you uncompress it it retains all the structure..


its TAR format BTW. I'm on a MAC and by default can uncompress this format. Don't know about pkunzip.


NOTE: this compresses EVERY directory, sub directory and file from where you enter this command. so if you have other work, it will be compressed as well.

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I use a slightly modified php script that I found on the phpclasses.org site to basically execute the above command, and create a tar file of the complete site for download, also making sure that any existing backups are not part of the new tar archive.

I'll need to check the license to see if I can put it up as a contribution.


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