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According to [https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Manual:Backing_up_a_wiki this] there are three different things you want to backup:
 
According to [https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Manual:Backing_up_a_wiki 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
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* 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
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* 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
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* 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
## SSH into server that runs the wiki
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** SSH into server that runs the wiki
## sudo docker exec -it mediawiki_mediawiki_1 /bin/bash
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** sudo docker exec -it mediawiki_mediawiki_1 /bin/bash
## cd maintenance
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** cd maintenance
## php dumpBackup.php --full > /tmp/dump.xml
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** php dumpBackup.php --full > /tmp/dump.xml
## exit
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** exit
## docker cp mediawiki_mediawiki_1:/tmp/dump.xml /tmp/dump.xml
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** docker cp mediawiki_mediawiki_1:/tmp/dump.xml /tmp/dump.xml
## now copy it somewhere safe =)
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** now copy it somewhere safe =)

Revision as of 06:19, 4 January 2020

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
    • 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 =)