[pmwiki-users] Re: Re: Re: Backups
tmdowling at gmail.com
Tue Dec 13 16:21:57 CST 2005
Would it work to integrate the backup with use of a compression tool and a
mail feature, so that (admin-scheduled) periodic backups could automatically
be zipped/tarred and emailed?
(Not volunteering - just asking to get the idea out there, in case it hasn't
already been considered - I can't do any of that.)
On 12/13/05, chr at home.se <chr at home.se> wrote:
> On Tue, 13 Dec 2005, Patrick R. Michaud wrote:
> > On Tue, Dec 13, 2005 at 06:50:42PM +0100, chr at home.se wrote:
> > > Please have a look:
> > >
> > > http://www.pmwiki.org/wiki/PmWiki/Backup
> > >
> > > 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.
> Oh, I agree... just thought the backup procedure should stabilize some
> before I brought that up :-)
> > 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
> > zip files.
> To be honest, I was mostly thinking of invoking 'tar czvf ...' or
> something... But we shouldn't forget the work involved in getting the
> backup archive away from the server either. If the server is toasted,
> there's no point in keeping the archive there. So an easy way to retrieve
> the archiev would be nice. OTOH, all of this usually collides with not
> wanting everybody to get hold of your backup....
> Christian Ridderström, +46-8-768 39 44
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