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User file backups
I can't believe I've had this forum running for almost 60 days and never thought about this.

What do I need to do to save the user files in case of a crash so our users won't have to re-register?

Please remember I am a Unix-idiot!



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You need to do a 'SQL Dump' from MySQLMan to a file on your server, and then download that file to either another server, or oyur local PC. If your forum is popular, this file can get quite large Wink

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In addition to an SQL Dump, you'll want to backup the attachments directory (inside the admin directory), and the "users" directory inside the image_path (where you told GForum to install your images).

Jason Rhinelander
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