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RE: How often do you use the backup() method of the database drivers? - PaulD - 02-17-2019

I pay for a full backup of everything (databases, server files, mailboxes etc) every 24hours which can be rolled back up to one month. It is about £3 a month for each site which I charge my customers for.


I have never used this feature in CI but like all features, I am sure there are people that do use it. However, these features could be considered quite specialised and if, as I am sure you do, there are good reasons to be considering dropping it, then perhaps it might re-emerge as a future feature request or perhaps even as an add-on written by people in the community.

Personally it would not affect me at all.

Paul.


RE: How often do you use the backup() method of the database drivers? - ronelb - 02-18-2019

I used it for most of my CI3 apps.


RE: How often do you use the backup() method of the database drivers? - adrianbienias - 02-19-2019

I used to make backups with CI feature, but when I needed to recover that backup it turned out that backup feature was bugged and I ended up with broken backup file. That bug has been fixed since 3.1.6 or 3.1.7 version but from then I don't trust this CI feature anymore.

I'm making backups with mysqldump command runned in PHP exec() function.

Also CI backup utility makes significantly bigger files comparing to mysqldump.


RE: How often do you use the backup() method of the database drivers? - dongfengshemaer - 02-20-2019

(02-06-2019, 09:50 PM)kilishan Wrote: The Mysql driver in CodeIgniter (I think that's the only one) has a backup feature. Do you ever use this feature? Thinking of dropping it from CI4.

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RE: How often do you use the backup() method of the database drivers? - cijagani - 02-20-2019

yes. i am using it regularly in my codeigniter projects. if CI provide itself thn why use third party library or scripts?


RE: How often do you use the backup() method of the database drivers? - Multibyte - 02-20-2019

I never used it before but I may use it if it remains in CI4.
Currently, I am using mysqldump in a cron job.


RE: How often do you use the backup() method of the database drivers? - jijin - 02-21-2019

(02-06-2019, 09:50 PM)kilishan Wrote: The Mysql driver in CodeIgniter (I think that's the only one) has a backup feature. Do you ever use this feature? Thinking of dropping it from CI4.

me, using till now, my client and I need to take backup manually every week, 
sometimes we use it in crone and push to our cloud, its really a helpful feature for me and my team Smile 

     
Code:
       $this->load->helper('url');
        $this->load->helper('file');
        $this->load->helper('download');
        $this->load->library('zip');
        $this->load->dbutil();
        $db_format = array('format' => 'zip', 'filename' => 'my_db_backup.sql');
        $backup = &$this->dbutil->backup($db_format);
        $dbname = 'backup-on-' . date('Y-m-d') . '.zip';
        $save = 'backup/' . $dbname;
        write_file($save, $backup);
        force_download($dbname, $backup);
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RE: How often do you use the backup() method of the database drivers? - Gezerw - 02-22-2019

After restoring the site, I regularly back up. I will try to use this driver while it is.


RE: How often do you use the backup() method of the database drivers? - tigerblue77 - 02-25-2019

Hi everyone,

I think you should not remove this feature from CodeIgniter because it is already codded so... Why ? What's the purpose ?
I plan to use it but I think you should call "mysqldump" through CodeIgniter to make your backup as this is a very powerful tool

Thanks,
Tigerblue77


RE: How often do you use the backup() method of the database drivers? - b126 - 02-27-2019

Never used this feature as we are working in a professional environment with our own servers.