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
* Request Query for Crontab
Only when the condition of setting it is satisfied the request of this value is "1", the request of Cronttab is executed.
wget -1 -0 - 'http://yoursite.com/index.php?yourrequestquery=1'
yourrequestquery is the value of Request Query for Crontab. default is 'jbackupcron'.
if Only when Crontab is Yes, You are sure to learn only by you, and should set a safe value enough.
* Only when Crontab
Only when Crontab is requested, it backs up. The other setting is ignored then.
* Interval Type
The backup starts only after the site is accessed after the specified time at time.
Please note that it is not the one executed even if there is no access in the site like using the cron.
o Time As Interval
It is backed up at specified intervals of time.
o Time As Datetime
It is backed up at the time specified every day.
* Time(Interval or Daily)
o 00:00 ~ 23:00
Please note that the backup is always done when it makes to Time Interval, and 00:00 is selected.
* Add DROP TABLE
The DROP TABLE query is added. Default is Yes.
* Display Message
At Yes, the message is displayed in the upper part of the page. Default is No.
* Archive Type
Please select the type of the data compressed file.
o tar, gzip, zip, bzip2
* Send Mail
At Yes, The file backed up is transmitted with mail.
At Blank, It is transmitted to the mail address of the system.
It is a subject of the backup mail.
* Remove file(sql) after archive
At Yes, The sql file before it compresses it is deleted.
* Remove archive after send
At Yes, The archive file before it send it is deleted.
* Mail(Warning or Caution)
When Warnin or Caution, The message is transmitted with mail.
* Max Log(Line)
Max number of line. When over this number, The log is deleted by auto.
The log is read only.
- 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