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automatic restore of a database every hour

     

David_M

6:09 am on Jun 27, 2008 (gmt 0)

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For a demo site:
Does anyone know of a simple php script which will restore my PHPBB3 database and settings every hour?

PHPBB3 has a built in restore function, I'm wondering if there's a way to trigger it with a cron job.

Thanks.

eelixduppy

3:59 am on Jun 28, 2008 (gmt 0)

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There probably IS a way to execute that script with a cron. Have you tried it yet? You might have to write up your own little script real quick to properly use the restore feature without the forms that come with phpbb, however.

Also, if you don't mind me asking, what is the purpose of restoring the database every hour? How often does this actually need to happen?

David_M

5:42 am on Jun 28, 2008 (gmt 0)

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Every hour is not a requirement- just to eliminate spam posts or changes to the demo users.

David_M

12:34 am on Jun 29, 2008 (gmt 0)

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How about a script which will take my .sql file, and overwrite an existing database with it?

eelixduppy

9:18 pm on Jun 29, 2008 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Senior Member eelixduppy is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 5+ Year Member



Create a .SQL file with the backup from a previous time, then run a cron with the command:

mysql < backup.sql

David_M

1:14 am on Jun 30, 2008 (gmt 0)

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mysql -uUSERNAME -pPASSWORD DATABASE < /home/mysite/public_html/store/backup.sql

Worked :)

Thanks.

 

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