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Disaster planning .... What do you do?


MikeAngove

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Hi peeps,

 

I'be just spent alot of time instaling my site, customising it, installing and fixing mods, and finally populating it. It's struck me as something i dont really want to have to go through all over again!!

 

So, i'm wondering what backups i should be making, how i should be organising them, and how often!

 

Curently i download a backup through CPanel everytime i modify my site. I arrange these in folders by date, with a short notepad saying what mods i've installed. I then download a database backup using the backup facility (i'm thinking i may change to export using phpmyadmin). Does anyone have a better method of backup, or script i can use through cpanel? Should i sync with ftp software?

 

So what do you guys do and how often? Advice very much appreciated.

 

Regards

Mike A

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Hi peeps,

 

I'be just spent alot of time instaling my site, customising it, installing and fixing mods, and finally populating it. It's struck me as something i dont really want to have to go through all over again!!

 

So, i'm wondering what backups i should be making, how i should be organising them, and how often!

 

Curently i download a backup through CPanel everytime i modify my site. I arrange these in folders by date, with a short notepad saying what mods i've installed. I then download a database backup using the backup facility (i'm thinking i may change to export using phpmyadmin). Does anyone have a better method of backup, or script i can use through cpanel? Should i sync with ftp software?

 

So what do you guys do and how often? Advice very much appreciated.

 

Regards

Mike A

 

I keep a backup of the database both on site and on my computer. Through myPHPAdmin you should be able to create additional datases right on your site. Then use "Operations" to copy from you main database to a backup. It takes only a few seconds. The backup on my computer is a SQL export through myPHPadmin.

 

On my computer I keep a backup of every web site right beside it with the same name + BU.

 

Then I have my auto backup which does my whole system to external media every day.

Just between us, remember there are only 10 kinds of people in the world; those who understand binary and those who don't!!

 

Remember, learning is a "do-it-yourself" experience; although, not necessarily a "do-it-BY-yourself" experience.

 

The quickest way to learn is to forget to BACKUP!

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