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Java SMF Backup / Re: Feature Request: Restore Timed Backups
« Last post by viulian on October 19, 2010, 07:50:49 PM »
Hello, thank you for the suggestion.

Here are a few difficulties encountered:
a) application does not interact with the database directly - it does the backup by asking the forum admin interface to do it, which in turn, asks the database. It means there's no API in the application which directly communicates with the database. Hence, no API to ask the database to restore a backup.
b) connecting to MySQL directly would be an error prone process - since it would mean to have a script on the forum which mediates between the application (still connecting online - since many users don't have control over their shared hosting DB). Then it means securing it, passwords, ability to rename it to whatever the user wants (a bit of obscurity, if you want, not to have a standard name). Also, the script would have to be separate from the forum, as it should also work when forum is down and being restored. A whole new application. Retrying if upload fails (dropped connections), etc.
c) Limits: any web server has its limits in regards to file transfer. Users would have to reconfigure their server, timeouts probably, etc, and many shared users don't have access to these kind of settings.

As you can see, it would take a lot of effort to just create a feature that normal users maybe would never use (and if you really need to restore one backup, you can easily do it with phpmyadmin) - or upload it via SSH and execute the reload from command line.

Thank you for your understanding,
Java SMF Backup / Feature Request: Copy Backup to other forum
« Last post by Snaky on October 19, 2010, 07:25:56 PM »
well, somehow tightly connected to the restore feature - make a backup not to local filesystem, but to another forum.

Thanks for your attention!
Java SMF Backup / Feature Request: Restore Timed Backups
« Last post by Snaky on October 19, 2010, 07:24:52 PM »
OK, easy to demand, hard to implement :)

However, it would be really great, to be able to select a backup (with a calendar style selection interface) and restore this backup to a forum.


Java SMF Backup / Feature Request: ISO 8601 Date Format in Backup File Name
« Last post by Snaky on October 19, 2010, 07:20:38 PM »
Hi, first a big THANK YOU for your great tool!!! besides providing a regular backup mechanism this is a very nice help to get a fast copy of a forum database!

Well, my feature request is: I would like to have the Files named in ISO 8601 Date Format (

This would be a great help in further automation and importing - a filename like FORUM_XYZ_2010-10-19_180030.sql would be much easier to identify and work on. I assume this is just a very small change in the java source...

Maybe it would be even better to have the ability to define the file format with variables, but I just would be happy with the ISO date in filenames...

THANKS for your attention!
Java SMF Backup / Re: SMF2.0 - RC3
« Last post by digiscrap on April 05, 2010, 10:54:25 PM »

Now I need to say 'sorry' too for the delay of my answer. I forgot to enable notification...... stupid me.

Thanks for the update. Tomorrow we're going to update our live forum to RC3 and we're definitely going to use your application on RC3 and in the future too.

Thanks again for your great tool!

Java SMF Backup / Re: SMF2.0 - RC3
« Last post by viulian on March 28, 2010, 06:27:10 PM »

First sorry for the delayed answer - I've been traveling the past two weeks, only now I got time to check it.
Seems that the backup procedure didn't change from RC2 to RC3, application works already, just select version RC2.

Thank you,
Java SMF Backup / Re: SMF2.0 - RC3
« Last post by viulian on March 16, 2010, 10:36:19 AM »
Hello Vincent,

I didn't even know that there's a new version out :) it's that stable (at least for me) so I never bother to check. The application probably doesn't support it - I haven't checked specifically yet - will do tonight - for 2.0XXXXX versions usually things are updated (UI related) thus application might not work.

I'll have an update ready in few days,

Thank you,
Java SMF Backup / SMF2.0 - RC3
« Last post by digiscrap on March 15, 2010, 08:11:35 PM »
Hello viulian,

How are you?

I'm still using your fantastic app! Compress backup is not working for me so the files are almost 80MB ...  ??? But that's no problem..... of course.

But... sorry for asking, will there be a SMF2.0 RC3 update or is it compatible?

Thanks for all your good work!

Java SMF Backup / Re: 403 Forbidden
« Last post by viulian on December 14, 2009, 02:08:29 AM »
Thanks :)

The admin user you provided, it can be removed...
Java SMF Backup / Re: 403 Forbidden
« Last post by petarl on December 14, 2009, 01:22:47 AM »
It works flawlessly 8). Thank you.
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