Backup question (3 posts)

  1. Will Taft
    Posted 7 years ago #

    This page of the codex says when using phpMyAdmin to backup, check the "complete inserts" box and to check the box for "use hexidecimal for binary fields":

    This codex page says to not check either box:

    Which is correct?

  2. @mercime
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 7 years ago #

    All friends and clients were able to follow this instruction which has also been included in Codex.

  3. moshu
    Posted 7 years ago #

    I guess both could be correct - depending on your server's settings.

    The following is not intended to be an excuse for providing contradictory instructions in the Codex but, please, be aware that the Codex is a community effort compiled by tens if not hundreds of contributors, and their experience and/or server settings may be drastically different.

    I can also second mercime's opinion: that tutorial always worked for me, too. The only things I make sure before a backup: to have checked both data and structure and to have it saved as a file (to be able to manipulate and/or easily save on my HD).

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