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PHP MySQL Backup

A (mostly) self-contained GPL MySQL backup solution that is highly configurable and supports layers of archiving and support for multiple table types.


The following standard components are required for the system to operate.

(Document the things needed for PHP to operate, should just by PHP with mysqli - preferrably mysqlnd - and sqlite. Plus access to mysqldump)


(Explain how to unzip the file and setup files in config.d, also the header config options in processor.php)


(Explain setting up the cron job and suggest various S3-based file systems for the archive path)


Thanks to GitHub's markup file for a great example of how to make a

Giving Back

  • Submit new features
  • Tell us about bugs
  • If you use this, tell people
  • Fork it to support your own database
  • Translations to other languages? Why not!


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