About Cronjob Database Backup
Periodic automatic backup of the database. Set interval in settings.
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Should be safe for use in production environments. *
|Compatibility||2.5, 2.6, 2.7, 3.0|
|Date Added||November 7, 2014|
|Last Updated||November 28, 2016|
This module's files should be placed in /site/modules/CronjobDatabaseBackup/
How to install or uninstall modules
Auto backup of your database. Triggered periodically by a cycle interval or via user logout.
Use 'Process Database Backup Module' to restore from backup or delete them.
This module could slow down your processes since backups may take some time,
depending on how much there is to backup. This cronjob (hooks on LazyCron) is executed by a call to module: ProcessPageView.
Each run is logged in site/assets/logs/messages.txt.
- Backup Trigger
Select a time interval for automated database backups or the option 'logout trigger' to force download after a user with 'db-backup' permission assigned has been logged out. Permission 'db-backup' will be added with module installation. If you want to disable automated backups choose 'never'. No need to uninstall the module for this. (default: every 4 weeks)
- Maximum Number of Backups
Select how many backups you want to keep in the storage. Minimum 1, default and maximum 100 (defined in constant MAXFILES). Executed with each cron.
- Remove backups older than
Will remove backups older than selected time interval with each cron.
- Backup Name
Choose a name for the backup files. No older file will be overwritten. If left blank default setting is the name of the database (set in config) with a number suffix (counter) to make it unique. Name format syntax: # placeholder for db-name. Escape date() format with surrounding %. If filename exists a unique filename will be generated: [filename]-[n].sql. Allowed types: A-Z, a-z, 0-9, #, %, dash and underscore.
- Backup Fileinfo
Define custom fileinfo string here. Format syntax: # placeholder for db-name. Escape date() format with surrounding %. Any $user property surrounded with curled brackets will be replaced by the corresponding value. If left blank default setting will be 'backup made by CronjobDatabaseBackup'.
- Storage Path
Path to custom storage directory. If left blank or path doesn't exist default pass will be used. (The Path is displayed under the field. Normally: /site/assets/backups/database/)
By default, the backup will include all tables. If you only want certain tables to be included, select them from the list.
- Remove backups now
Select how many backups you want to keep in storage. Klick SAVE to execute.
Not a real requirement but ProcessDatabaseBackups.module is useful to restore the database from a file or to delete older backup files.
I recommend to use both modules.
I took some nice code from ProcessDatabaseBackups.module. Thanks to Ryan!
kixe (Christoph Thelen)
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