This plugin backup the database of Joomla!1.5 site.
* Sending backup file with mail
* Can save the backup file of sql or your selected archive to server
* Can select daily backup or interval of time
* Sending warning message
- Based on a good Idea
- Very Useful.
- very Simple.
- BUT backup does not include encoding (CHARSET) in backup scripts and so is not usable in my case.
So restoration results only in a bunch of question marks instead of any character in contents!
I never tested the file, of course. And you know what's coming next, right?
My site crashed the DB and I went to restore it. SO I unpacked the last "good" archive. The 5M packed filed extracted to a 908 byte text file!!!
No back up. Checked the previous backups, but all the same.
I'll accept some of the blame because I seldom read instructions, unless everything else has failed.
All in all, I came away wiser but still disappointed. My warning to you is check that the backup file is actually a backup file!
got email with 5MB backup of database.
How this plugin saved me time read below: When i was trying to take backup using phpmyadmin it was giving time out error. Then i tried connecting using Navicat. Navicat is not open source and also the learning curve is not that short. Then i tried to search on extension directory and found this plugin. The worked out of box and save me lot of time.
I was not able to find documentation. And some options in plugin need more description or documentation. Keep up the good work.
It would be hard to beat this effective plugin