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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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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 15 Nov 2011, 20:21
Trevor Matthews Trevor Matthews is offline
 
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Hi
I have had this working happily until I moved the forum to a virtual private server over the weekend. I now find there are no backups being created anymore.

Am I right in thinking that there was an option to create a backup immediately to allow me to test the settings???

I thought there was but I can't find it.

I have found the full path to my forum is along the lines of /var/www/vhosts/forum name/httpdocs/backups/ but it still doesn't make a backup.

I get no errors but I am sure there was a create backup now button.
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Old 15 Nov 2011, 21:56
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Just use the run now option in the Scheduled Task manager.
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Old 16 Nov 2011, 20:13
Trevor Matthews Trevor Matthews is offline
 
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Thanks Paul

I knew the option was there somewhere :-)
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Old 16 Nov 2011, 23:20
Trevor Matthews Trevor Matthews is offline
 
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Actually the path was correct. It seems the folder permissions had managed to change themselves in the move over to the new server.

Not sure how that happens.......

All working nicely again.
Many thanks.
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Old 16 Nov 2011, 23:58
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Processed Database in 98.509 seconds

[Compressing Combined File] : Processed File Compression in 19.182 seconds

Backup Completed Successfully

Done
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Old 21 Nov 2011, 09:42
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I installed it on vBulletin v4.1.8, but how do I create my first backup? (sorry for the n00b question)

Is it even compatible with 4.1.8?
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Old 21 Nov 2011, 12:20
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I works with any 4.1.x

The backup is run automatically by the vb cron system.
If you want to manually test it see post #542 above.
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Old 21 Nov 2011, 13:07
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worked fine thank you

I created a folder in my forums directory name: backups

and I put the setting in the plugin to backups/
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Old 21 Nov 2011, 14:43
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Originally Posted by Matrix Leader View Post
worked fine thank you

I created a folder in my forums directory name: backups

and I put the setting in the plugin to backups/
Not a good place to have it as that makes your backups available to almost anyone. The best place for the backups folder is in the same folder as public_html. Then use the following for the path:

../../backups/
If you can't do that, then at least password-protect the folder via htaccess.
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Old 21 Nov 2011, 15:28
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Thanks Tom, another awesome mod.
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Old 22 Nov 2011, 02:05
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Tom ?
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Old 23 Nov 2011, 16:19
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hmm what code is the back up format? its not utf8 :/
how can i find out?
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Old 03 Dec 2011, 08:41
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Thumbs up

Originally Posted by Boofo View Post
Not a good place to have it as that makes your backups available to almost anyone. The best place for the backups folder is in the same folder as public_html. Then use the following for the path:



If you can't do that, then at least password-protect the folder via htaccess.
Thanks a lot for the tip bro

but when I did that and ran the backup, I got the following error message:

Automatic Database Backup for vBulletin

Warning: include_once([path]/./includes/cron/cronbackup.php) [function.include-once]: failed to open stream: No such file or directory in [path]/admincp/cronadmin.php on line 113

Warning: include_once() [function.include]: Failed opening '[path]/./includes/cron/cronbackup.php' for inclusion (include_path='.:/usr/lib/php:/usr/local/lib/php') in [path]/admincp/cronadmin.php on line 113

Done
I created a folder named backups in the root of public_html

what do you think I should do?
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Old 03 Dec 2011, 16:30
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Are your forum files under the forums directory or in the domain root itself?
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Old 03 Dec 2011, 19:07
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Originally Posted by Boofo View Post
Are your forum files under the forums directory or in the domain root itself?
no the forum files are in

public_html/forums

my Wordpress site is in the public_html
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