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uncertain about back up... (4 posts)

  1. sesameseed
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Hi,
    I'm going off of the codex doc on how to back up the database.

    I am concerned because at the part where one has all of the stuff one needs selected (I select all because I only have the wordpress stuff here) I don't have a button/choice to select SQL. I did check structure & add drop table and enclose table and field names with backquotes. However, I did not get the choice of add auto increment and I don't know what consequences that will make. So, I downloaded anyway, as zip & as gzip, but the zip file says decompression failed. Gzip file appears ok...

    Do I need to worry about any of this? I do need this back up to work in order to move the site and as you can tell, I'm not sure what I'm doing... is there a way to test that that backup is good? I upload with GoLive & wonder: is the site I have in my local half of the upload/download window a valid backup? I keep this up to date.

    My header says that I'm using phpMyAdmin 2.4.0 and I have a mac (os 10.3.9). I haven't had any problems using Safari for the browser.

    thank you so kindly!

  2. Jack
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Have you checked the recent backup plugin? It works great and can send your backup my mail each day!

  3. Jack
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    This is the link to the post:

    http://wordpress.org/support/topic/39017

  4. sesameseed
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I will try this, but was hoping to find out whether I'd done the back up as described correctly...
    and whether the GoLive files are a backup...

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