Darkwolf Posted September 20, 2006 Report Share Posted September 20, 2006 Greetings, I have setup Uniform Server and MediaWiki on a Windows XP Professional machine. Everything seems to be running smoothly. Before I begin adding significant content to the system, I want to devise a backup strategy to prevent data loss in the advent of a system failure. In experimenting thus far, it appears I can simply backup the entire Uniform Server folder and restore this folder to another machine in the event of a failure. In a test, the wiki seems to work correctly on the new machine after this folder is restored. Is there any problem with doing this? Will I encounter difficulties if I tried to copy this folder while the system was undergoing use (files in use and such)? I notice there is also the program phpMyBackupPro built into Uniform Server. I was able to produce backups of the mySQL database, but in backing up this system, I would want to preserve other configuration files that are not part of the database. Is there a particular reason or strategy behind backing up the database by itself (easier to perform frequent backups, restore, etc)? Any insight anyone can provide into setting up an effective and efficient backup strategy for this type of system would be greatly appreciated Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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