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Easy MySQL Backup & Restore

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Easy MySQL Backup & Restore

Easy MySQL Backup & Restore is a script which allows you to easily backup, store and restore MySQL Database backups from any number of databases you have access to on your server. A CRON compatible version is also included allowing you to automate your MySQL backups quickly and easily!

It is ideal for web designers who want to be able to backup all of their clients sites with one click, or for personal use if you have one or more databases you want to be able to backup quickly and easily. It has the following features:

Quick Backup Quick Backup allows you to backup databases definied in the settings file with a single click. These files are stored on the server with a timestamp for download later if required. You can also choose to email the backup file to the email address specified in the settings file.

Manual Backup Manual backup allows you to manually backup a database using the hostname, username, password etc. The added feature of the manual backup is that you can choose to backup specific tables only or the entire database. You can also choose to email the backup file to the email address specified in the settings file.

Compression Backups via the GUI and via CRON can be compressed using ZIP compression.

List Backups All backups are listed in an easy to navigate structure with their timestamp. Backup files can easily be downloaded to disk or deleted from the server with the click of a button.

Upload Backups Upload your own SQL backup files to the server which you can then use to restore a database.

Restore Backups Easily restore any one of your backups by simply clicking the restore icon and filling in the relevant database connection details. You can also choose to view a full restore report, giving you line-by-line details on screen of the restoration operation.

Purge Backups Easily purge the backup files stored on the server for a specifed database. Simply specify a time in hours and any files on the server older than that time will be deleted.

CRON Compatible Automatically backup a single database or all databases using a scheduled CRON job using the CRON compatible version inlcluded in the download. It will even email you the job log!

Automatic Backup Purge When using CRON jobs you can choose to automatically purge backup files stored on the server. Simply specify a time in hours and the CRON job will delete any files older than that time.

Completely Flat File Driven Other than the databases you are backing up, no MySQL database is required to install this script.

Both the PHP and CSS code is extensively commented and should (i hope!) be easy enough to follow.

It uses CSS for styling so again should be easy to modify if you would like it to match your website’s design, I’ve tried to make it as simple looking as possible so it should match a wide range of site designs without requiring too much modification.

Direct link to the live preview:

Username and password for the Live Preview are both “admin”.

Please Note that for security reasons the Live Preview will not allow you to:

  • Create a backup file
  • Email a backup file
  • Delete a backup file
  • Upload a backup file
  • Restore a backup file
  • Purge backup files

I’m sorry for the limited Live Preview but as I’m sure you can understand it’s only for security reasons. At least you can get a feel for how the script works and see how easy it is to use!

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9 September 09

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Compatible Browsers:
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Software Version:
PHP 5.x


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