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GZIP doesn't work in Backup


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Hi guys,


I have a problem on my server: when I backup my database in osCommerce it's doesn't get compressed even if I select the Use gZip option.


Here's a little of my story so far:

At first, the option to compress the backup file using gZip was not appearing on the Backup page. By analising the php of this file I found that if gzip file is not found the option does not appear. Then I found that my server provider has zlib disabled by default, and the only way to enable it is by using a php.ini file and chancing these lines:

zlib.output_compression = On

zlib.output_compression_level = 5

So I uploaded one php.ini file and now the option appears in the backup.php file.

I tried my page www.mysite.com/admin/login.php on the server http://www.gidnetwork.com/tools/gzip-test.php and it says the page is compressed so I guess gzip is working. But when I make the backup setting the "Use gzip" option I just get a pure SQL file. If I also check the "Download only" option I download a 0 byte .gz file.


Is there any trick to gzip the backup files? Am I forgetting something?



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There are a number of issues with the default backup util.


Use AutoBackup Database in Admin http://addons.oscommerce.com/info/2314

And Database backup manager http://addons.oscommerce.com/info/5769



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