backup questions

  • christophera
  • 04/30/09
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Posted: Sun, 2012-01-29 14:57

I want save a copy of the entire mysql database on the server once a day. Then have backup copies older than 7 days deleted.

So I set up the 'file on server' like this?

/jess_bu/db/jess_mysql_%Y-%m-%d

then I am saving it with the ' Single archive file' checked (and the strftime-style time substitutions checked)

Do I need to include an extension on that file name? If so, what?

Does it save in a propriety virtualmin way, or is it in sql so I can unfurl it on another mysql db even without vm?

Thanks for any help,

Chris


Did you search the forum? You

  • helpmin
  • 11/26/10
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  • Sun, 2012-01-29 15:36

Did you search the forum? You probably missed this:

http://www.virtualmin.com/node/18750


Ok, but I'm still not sure

  • christophera
  • 04/30/09
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  • Sun, 2012-01-29 17:16

Ok, but I'm still not sure about whether to add an extension or not... experimenting...

Looks like I don't need the extension.