Talk:Automated course backup
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SQL dumpI wonder if administrators should be recommended to use mysqlhotcopy rather than
mysqldumpoutputs a handy SQL file, it does not lock tables before being called, so there is the potential for data inconsistency on large/busy sites.
mysqlhotcopylocks tables before making copies of the table files themselves. These can be tarred & gzipped for copy to another disk/server:
#!/bin/sh # # clear moodle backup directory rm -R /var/backups/databases/moodle/* # # hotcopy moodle tables mysqlhotcopy --addtodest -u <username> -p <password> moodle /var/backups/databases # # tar & gzip them tar -czf <path_to_homedir>/moodle-db-`date +%Y%m%d`.tar.gz /var/backups/databases/moodle
Full path to the directory where you want to save the backup files
One of the settings is: Full path to the directory where you want to save the backup files (leave blank to save in its course default dir) I have my Moodle on a hosted server and tried various ways of designating a folder. It seems like the folder must be already created. I get a small red X on saving which I assume it means it won't work/wasn't found. It would be good to have some examples of what this could look like.