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Back-ups of our Forum [message #37742] Tue, 19 June 2007 18:35 Go to next message
JeffWalkowski is currently offline  JeffWalkowski   United States
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We have been using FUDForums for 1+ years. We have no idea if there is any sort of back-up of all the posts at the Forum. What if the worst happens and the existing servers crash? Are there any safeguards in place to protect the existing data? Should our organization be looking into some sort of backup solution?
Re: Back-ups of our Forum [message #37750 is a reply to message #37742] Wed, 20 June 2007 19:01 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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You can do a periodic data dump via fudforum dump tool in the admin control panel.

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Re: Back-ups of our Forum [message #38955 is a reply to message #37750] Mon, 10 September 2007 17:41 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Is there any way to automate this process?

I have noticed that posts are not kept in the database, either are avatars and attachments, so a Database backup isn't a full backup.

The only way to do a full backup of just the forum is through the admin panel? What directories specifically need backing up?
Re: Back-ups of our Forum [message #38957 is a reply to message #38955] Mon, 10 September 2007 19:18 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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You could write a cronjob to execute the backup process.

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Re: Back-ups of our Forum [message #38960 is a reply to message #38957] Mon, 10 September 2007 19:44 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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It's as simple as running the admdump.php script and passing it the correct details? Is there documentation on how to do that somewhere?
Re: Back-ups of our Forum [message #38972 is a reply to message #38960] Tue, 11 September 2007 19:37 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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If you open the script there are instruction on which lines need to be uncommented to make the script executable via command line. Once that's done you can just setup a cron job to run it periodically.

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Re: Back-ups of our Forum [message #40419 is a reply to message #37742] Wed, 27 February 2008 17:14 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I want to do this as well:

I've installed the cli, and uncommented these two lines:

	// uncomment the lines below if you wish to run this script via command line
	 fud_use('adm_cli.inc', 1); // this contains cli_execute() function.
	 cli_execute('');


but when executing "php admdump.php /home/forum/file" now I get:

Fatal error: require(): Failed opening required './GLOBALS.php' (include_path='.:/usr/share/php:/usr/share/pear') in /home/forum/wwwroot/adm/admdump.php on line 81

What did I do wrong?

Thanks!
Re: Back-ups of our Forum [message #40423 is a reply to message #40419] Wed, 27 February 2008 19:24 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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You need to unlock the forum's files via the file unlock admin panel.

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Re: Back-ups of our Forum [message #40427 is a reply to message #37742] Wed, 27 February 2008 21:32 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Thanks!

I did do that, but the unlock interface started complaining that it couldn't chmod a bunch of directories and so I chmod'ed all the directories with 777 and the lock/unlock tool stopped complaining, but I still get an error that says:

Warning: require(./GLOBALS.php): failed to open stream: No such file or directory in /home/forum/wwwroot/adm/admdump.php on line 81

Fatal error: require(): Failed opening required './GLOBALS.php' (include_path='.:/usr/share/php:/usr/share/pear') in /home/forum/wwwroot/adm/admdump.php on line 81


Maybe a permissions issue. Sad
Re: Back-ups of our Forum [message #40428 is a reply to message #37742] Wed, 27 February 2008 21:47 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Actually, it seems to work when I SSH in, but not with a cron job.
Re: Back-ups of our Forum [message #40436 is a reply to message #40428] Thu, 28 February 2008 20:25 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Did you specify the full path to the script when running the cronjob?

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Re: Back-ups of our Forum [message #40452 is a reply to message #37742] Sun, 02 March 2008 15:46 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Yeah:

/usr/bin/php /home/forum/wwwroot/adm/admdump.php /home/backups/cases/dump.gz

I run the cron job as the same user when I run at the command line. I've also for grins, tried running it as root - no joy.

Though, I just now tried to run this via the command-line and it now fails the same way.

Has anyone figured out how to run a backup with curl?
Re: Back-ups of our Forum [message #40457 is a reply to message #40452] Mon, 03 March 2008 16:19 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Try doing the following:

cd /home/forum/wwwroot/adm && /usr/bin/php ./admdump.php /home/backups/cases/dump.gz


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Re: Back-ups of our Forum [message #40464 is a reply to message #37742] Wed, 05 March 2008 11:08 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Thanks, I'll try it!
Re: Back-ups of our Forum [message #40465 is a reply to message #37742] Wed, 05 March 2008 11:25 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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It returns this:

Warning: include_once(/home/forum/dataroot/include/theme/default/adm.inc): failed to open stream: No such file or directory in /home/forum/dataroot/include/core.inc on line 68

Warning: include_once(): Failed opening '/home/forum/dataroot/include/theme/default/adm.inc' for inclusion (include_path='.:/usr/share/php:/usr/share/pear') in /home/forum/dataroot/include/core.inc on line 68

Warning: Cannot modify header information - headers already sent by (output started at /home/forum/dataroot/include/core.inc:68) in /home/forum/dataroot/include/theme/default/users.inc on line 615

Warning: Cannot modify header information - headers already sent by (output started at /home/forum/dataroot/include/core.inc:68) in /home/forum/dataroot/include/theme/default/cookies.inc on line 98

Warning: Cannot modify header information - headers already sent by (output started at /home/forum/dataroot/include/core.inc:68) in /home/forum/dataroot/include/adm.inc on line 40
Re: Back-ups of our Forum [message #40468 is a reply to message #40465] Wed, 05 March 2008 18:54 Go to previous message
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Make sure that all forum files are accessible to the webserver (666 file permissions)

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