backup questions

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#1 Sun, 01/29/2012 - 13:57
christophera

backup questions

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

Sun, 01/29/2012 - 14:36
helpmin

Did you search the forum? You probably missed this:

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

Sun, 01/29/2012 - 16:16 (Reply to #2)
christophera

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

Looks like I don't need the extension.