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WP Database backup question (5 posts)

  1. Kort
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I want to backup my wp database. And I find there are 2 official webpages that intruduce how to do that.

    http://codex.wordpress.org/Backing_Up_Your_Database

    and

    http://codex.wordpress.org/WordPress_Backups#Database_Backup_Instructions

    My question is:
    On page 1, it tells me "7. The DATA section - Leave the boxes inside this section unticked, but make sure to keep the checkbox next to the "DATA" heading checked."

    On page 2, there is an image (http://codex.wordpress.org/File:backup4-1.png) tells me that I should check "Complete inserts" & "Use hexadecimal for binary fields".

    I also find page1's SqlMyAdmin control panel UI and page2's SqlMyAdmin control panel UI are difference. Mine looks like page2's. So how should I check the Data section checkboxes when I backup my WordPress database?

    By the way, what I use is the newest version of WPMU. But I think the method to backup database is same as WordPress.

    Thank you very much! :-)

  2. Samuel B
    moderator
    Posted 4 years ago #

    to be sure - you should ask at MU forums
    http://mu.wordpress.org/forums/

    a plugin is the simplest way with wordpress stand alone
    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wp-db-backup/

  3. Kort
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Thank you very much Samboll ! :-)

  4. dewluca
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    It would still be helpful if the discrepancies between the two pages Kort cited above were resolved. The codex says to consult these two pages, yet they don't agree on what to do (and the discrepancies have been there for quite a while).

    Has anyone actually put this to the test? i.e., backed up in both methods and then tried to restore to see if one works and the other does not?

    In the meantime, I go with checking more boxes rather than fewer . . . and hope I never need to put it to the test :)

  5. Samuel B
    moderator
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I always do as page 2 suggests

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