[pmwiki-users] Re: Re: Backups
Patrick R. Michaud
pmichaud at pobox.com
Tue Dec 13 14:24:51 CST 2005
On Tue, Dec 13, 2005 at 06:50:42PM +0100, chr at home.se wrote:
> Please have a look:
> It's linked from both DocumentationIndex and Upgrades now.
> Backup is a rather important piece of functionality...
...as is restore. I think the Backup page might also need some notes
about how to restore a site from the backup if/when the need arises.
I've always been amused at people who go to great lengths to create
backups, but never actually test the backups or perform a restore.
Along these lines, I have a favorite quotation: "People tend to
make backups twice -- once when they first get a system, and again
right after the first catastrophic failure. Neither backup does
> ...maybe important
> enough that some kind of backup script should be part of the pmwiki
> installation? We could for instance imagine that simply doing:
> and entering a password causes a local backup of the site to be made.
The ability of the webserver account or PHP script to create the backup
(and have a suitable place to store it) might be a significant barrier
here. I guess we'd need to find a PHP library that can reliably create
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