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Difference between backing up database and export... (5 posts)

  1. gameb0yz
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    What is the difference between a mysql database backup and the .xml export file from the export sub-panel? Both of them holds posts, pages, comments, etc. I am wondering if I could use the .xml to backup my blog instead of using the database backup.

  2. gameb0yz
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    up.................................

  3. adam-s
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    It would depend on any customizations you have. As an example...export may not get some of the data saved from installed plugins.

    Export may be good for a quick backup every couple of days but imho nothing can beat a total file and database backup at least once every couple weeks or so.

    You could easily do both as the export is so easy. I would just keep a total backup handy just in case.

  4. gameb0yz
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    you mean if i customized the plugins... it will be saved in the sql file?

  5. adam-s
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    If you custimize the actual code then you would need to backup the code. Any extra settings and tables created by a plugin could be backed up by backing up the full database.

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