Help:Wiki Backup

From Mech
Revision as of 14:28, 16 May 2006 by Stephens (Talk | contribs)
(diff) ← Older revision | Latest revision (diff) | Newer revision → (diff)
Jump to: navigation, search

You need to backup two things in order to restore the wiki:

  • The wiki mysql database
  • The images folder

Backing up the MySQL Database

  1. Open SSH Secure Shell
  2. Login to the Hades server (see administrator)
  3. Type:
    mysqldump -h fred.tech.northwestern.edu -u [USERNAME] -p [PASSWORD] -B mewiki > mewiki.sql
  4. Zip the database file:
    gzip mewiki.sql
  5. FTP to the directory containing the mewiki.sql.gz file and download to a safe place

Backing up the Images Folder

  1. Navigate to the wiki directory (./wiki)
  2. Tar the images folder:
    tar -cf images.tar images
  3. Zip the file:
    gzip images.tar
  4. FTP download the file images.tar.gz to a safe place.
Personal tools