Backing Up Wiki
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According to this there are three different things you want to backup:
- Database dump, e.g. mysqldump -h hostname -u userid -p --default-character-set=whatever dbname > backup.sql
- Create .tar of file system, which contains images and local config settings, e.g. tar zcvhf wikidata.tgz /srv/www/htdocs/wiki
- XML dump, contains content of wiki, technically a subset of the information in the database backup but it's good to have in case the database backup becomes unusable due to version issues or whatnot. See instructions below:
<SSH into server that runs the wiki> sudo docker exec -it mediawiki_mediawiki_1 /bin/bash cd maintenance php dumpBackup.php --full > /tmp/dump.xml exit docker cp mediawiki_mediawiki_1:/tmp/dump.xml /tmp/dump.xml <now copy it somewhere safe> also backup images on occasion using: cd images tar -czvf /tmp/images-2-5-22.tar.gz .