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Hello everyone, I'm not really expert in backup so please enlighten me.
I keep on doing this 3 kinds of backup regularly not knowing what are they for and their importance.





AdminCP: Home » Database Backups » New Database Backup
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What is this backup for?


Cpanel: Backup » Download Full account Backup » Download

What is the deference of this back up from the AdminCP backup?


Cpanel: Database » PhpMyAdmin » Export
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What is this backup for?


Which one of this backups I should do regularly?
1] database backup from forum admin panel
it works fine for a general forum. backup might be broken if database is huge.

2] c-panel full backup
it includes all the files & all databases. backup size can be huge
& internal files structure might be confusing in the beginning ..

3] phpMyAdmin backup
this method is generally followed. backup might be broken if database is huge.

*] if shell access [ssh] is available
then backup through it can be referred as the best method
separate backups can be taken for the database & the files

[automated database backups]
Adding onto what .m. said, the second one, cPanel backup, is basically just doing number one and number three all together. Unless there's other things you want to backup i.e cPanel emails, other websites, then there's really not much of a reason to do the second backup. If you're using cPanel, I'd recommend backing up your database via PhpMyAdmin (backup 3) once per day and then backing up your files with cPanel's File Manager/FTP once a week.
(04-17-2019, 02:54 PM)Wires Wrote: [ -> ]Adding onto what .m. said, the second one, cPanel backup, is basically just doing number one and number three all together. Unless there's other things you want to backup i.e cPanel emails, other websites, then there's really not much of a reason to do the second backup. If you're using cPanel, I'd recommend backing up your database via PhpMyAdmin (backup 3) once per day and then backing up your files with cPanel's File Manager/FTP once a week.

Why the phpmyadmin should be more frequent? 

What are the common problems in my forum that PHPMyAdmin can be very useful?

Also, what is the deference of phpmyadmin backup to AdminCP backup?
if there is no problem with the backup from forum admin panel then you can use it.
we do not say it is the last resort. there is not much difference between the forum
backup & the phpMyAdmin backup. later method can offer a number of usable options.

Quote:backup might be broken if database is huge.
we might get a broken backup in any method Sad
in any method, we need to ensure that we get a full usable backup.
Thank you everyone!!! I really appreciate it!