[MediaWiki-l] dumpBackup.php

Tom tom at hutch4.us
Wed Aug 7 16:06:23 UTC 2013

Hi John

dumpBackup isn't a full wiki backup. 

Sounds like script is timing out. Did you look at the data with an xml tool to see if all articles are in the file. Could be a time out on upload too. Most host have a max execution time. 

Just use a command line MySQL dump of the database on your local. Then a command line SQL restore on the host. Makes backups and moving db easy. 

If you don't have a command line there are other methods to run a full backup and move db. XCloner V3.3 stand alone will do website files and db or one or the other. 


On Aug 6, 2013, at 10:08 PM, "John W. Foster" <jfoster81747 at gmail.com> wrote:

> Ive used this to dump what I hoped would be a complete backup of my
> local hosted mediawiki. Th purpose of which was to import the .xml file
> to a new working server. The script to import it did the job. however
> the dumped.xml file did not contain all the articles. It uploaded 476 of
> a site that contains 5391 articles. Just wondering why. Ive done it 3
> times with no different results.
> john
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