Is it possible to make a cron to backup my database at specific times?

Yes, this can be very useful for forum/message board sites with large databases. In your control panel under cron jobs use the following command:

mysqldump --user=YOURDBUSERNAME --password=YOURDBPASSWORD --quick --add-drop-table --add-locks --extended-insert --lock-tables --all DATABASENAME | gzip > /home/username/path/to/backup/folder/databasename-`date -I`.gz

  • 420 Users Found This Useful

Was this answer helpful?

Related Articles

Error 404 - File Not Found

Files are case sensitive. Make sure you are typing the address in correctly. Verify that the...

Why can I not ping my domain?

For security purposes we have closed off the ICMP port which is used for ping.

Installing an SSL Certificate in cPanel

To start, the website requires a dedicated IP. If you do not have one, you may order the...

How to create a temporary 302 redirect via htaccess

An easy way to create a temporary redirect from one page to another web page is to use the 302...

Reseller: Unable to find an IP address in when creating an account

When creating accounts be sure to select a package in the package field. You can create a package...