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Author Topic: Exactly what is stored/changed on the file system that I should backup?  (Read 6176 times)

Offline Charlie82

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I backup my database along with the avatars and attachments folders daily, but are there any other folders that SMF could change?

Manually I backup every file I change, but I donĀ“t know if SMF uses the file system dynamically for something more than avatars and attachments.

For example:
Mediawiki stores software configuration files, custom skins, extensions, images (inc. deleted images) etc. in files.

Thanks a lot.

Offline karlbenson

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I'm not aware of any other files which can change (unless as you say, you install/change settings on your server)
(eg settings.php)

Everything else as far as I'm aware is stored in the database which changes.

Offline H

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Backup the attachments folder, settings.php and the database is all that should be needed :)
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Offline Charlie82

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Ahh.. then the avatars uploaded by users are stored in the database?

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No, they are stored on the filesystem, but that is something easy enough to bring back and backing them up can be a PITA.
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Offline Charlie82

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Ahh I see them. So then they are uploaded in the attachments folder unless I specify a custom one.

Thanks to all.