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vBulletin Cron Based Database Backup
Mod Version: 4.2.0.2, by Paul M (Member) Paul M is offline
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vB Version: 4.2.x Rating: (160 votes - 4.89 average) Installs: 1436
Released: 28 Dec 2009 Last Update: 26 Nov 2013 Downloads: 7175
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As of 23 Nov 2017 this modification has been withdrawn.

This is a cut down version based on a backup system written by Trigunflame for vb 3.0. It is a simple vBulletin cron trigged php system that does a dump of your database - either as one complete file, or as one file per table. Especially useful now that IB removed the old ACP backup option in vBulletin 4. Files can be (G)Zipped to save space.

All the options are located in the ACP in vBulletin Options >> vBulletin Automatic Backup

To install, download and unzip the files, and follow the instructions in the text file.


History:

v4.0.1 : 28-Dec-2009 : Initial release for vb 4.0.0 Gold.
v4.0.2 : 29-Dec-2009 : Added ability to block process larger tables.
v4.0.3 : 27-Jun-2010 : Added Gzip option.

v4.1.0 : 04-Dec-2010 : Updated for vBulletin 4.1.0.

v4.1.7.0 : 16-Oct-2011 : Updated for vBulletin 4.1.7.

v4.2.0.0 : 24-May-2012 : Updated for vBulletin 4.2.0.
v4.2.0.1 : 17-Mar-2013 : Removed vboptions from backup call..
v4.2.0.2 : 25-Nov-2013 : Fix php 5.3 deprecated warnings, added mysqldump backup.

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Old 13 Jan 2013, 00:17
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Translation into Turkish by language SirtLan
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Old 14 Jan 2013, 20:20
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Great installed...thanks!
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Old 16 Jan 2013, 10:59
dirkji dirkji is offline
 
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Installed and works great.
I'm not sure about the first setting:

Set to yes to combine all tables into one backup file.

Should I set it to yes or no?
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Old 17 Jan 2013, 02:29
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That's for you to decide, do you want just one backup file, or one per table.
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Old 17 Jan 2013, 09:22
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Originally Posted by Paul M View Post
That's for you to decide, do you want just one backup file, or one per table.
Is there an advantage to one of these?
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Old 17 Jan 2013, 14:41
smirkley smirkley is offline
 
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I think the best advantage that I could think of is (and Paul correct me if I am wrong), is some shared servers may not have the ability to restore a large file before timing out. So you could instead restore a table at a time.
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Old 18 Jan 2013, 00:28
artos0131 artos0131 is offline
 
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Is there any way to automatically delete backups that are older than X days? That would be cool to save some disk space.
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Old 18 Jan 2013, 01:29
smirkley smirkley is offline
 
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I only use the date of the month in the filename, and have verified that when the month rolls around, it deletes and creates a new file for that date. I end up with no more than 31 files.
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Old 18 Jan 2013, 01:44
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Originally Posted by dirkji View Post
Is there an advantage to one of these?
Depends on what you want. Its easier to restore a single table if you split them, but in most cases you will want to restore an entire database, in which case a whole file is better.

JFYI, I use the single file option.
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Old 18 Jan 2013, 09:22
dirkji dirkji is offline
 
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Ok, thanks guys.
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Old 18 Jan 2013, 12:56
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Niceee
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Old 20 Jan 2013, 13:36
SPVB SPVB is offline
 
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After a few failed attempts at identifying the relative path to /backups/, the mod is working like a charm! I had tried previously tried almost everything to set up a backup cron job through the forum host without success.

FYI changed ../../backups/ to ././backups after finding the tip in the mod comments
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Old 23 Jan 2013, 22:20
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Great Mod! Works like a champ!
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Old 08 Feb 2013, 05:50
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Voted MOTM
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Old 11 Feb 2013, 03:47
snowlion snowlion is offline
 
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Can I delete or drop or truncate cronlog table because it is too large and the backup process stop at

Processing ***_cronlog (2186338)
......................................
--- Processed 437000 Rows

Last edited by snowlion; 11 Feb 2013 at 06:35.
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