Re: [PHP] One Button DB backup
- Date: Sat, 5 Nov 2016 15:52:15 -0400
- From: Adam Jon Richardson <adamjonr@xxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: [PHP] One Button DB backup
On Sat, Nov 5, 2016 at 3:41 PM, Tedd Sperling <tedd@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > On Nov 5, 2016, at 10:12 AM, Paul M Foster <paulf@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> > On Fri, Nov 04, 2016 at 01:14:37PM -0400, Tedd Sperling wrote:
> >> Hi gang:
> >> I am in need of a one-button backup of a database via a php script
> >> Anyone have any suggestions, comments, code?
> > What I like about SQLite is that it's generally a single file which can
> > be copied out. As I recall, MySQL has a cluster of files which can be
> > done the same way, if you can find which directory they reside in.
> > PostgreSQL is a lost cause. The files are all in one place, but the
> > names are weird.
> > If you can't use the shell (from inside PHP) to run the "dump" commands
> > for the DBMS involved, the last way I know is to use the SQL standard
> > "information_schema" view(s) to get at the schema for the database, and
> > then iterate over the results to fetch the individual table contents.
> > If you're looking for an off-the-shelf solution (push button, suck
> > data), I don't know one.
> > Paul
> I can download the entire database via phpMyAdmin — it’s quite simple —
> just export.
> I know I did it some time ago, but I can’t find the code.
> So, I was hoping someone had written a db export.
> In any event, thanks.
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Something like this little bit of code works:
$command = "mysqldump --add-drop-table -h localhost " .
"-u USERNAME -p PASSWORD DBNAME > FILETOPIPETO";
$ret_val = null;
// create current backup
$output = system($command, $ret_val);