I thought I had posted this already, but the article list of my blog tells otherwise. Early this year I posted how I moved this blog from the old server to the current one. After that I thought I also could automate the backup this way.
So, what are the required steps?
- Create a dump of the database.
- Add the dump and all local modifications to the local repository.
- Commit the changes to the local repo.
- Push to a remote repository.
In my case I like to go sure and push to two remote repositories.
So, this is the script that will backup my blog and push it to my repos:
D: cd D:Websdotnetninja.de SET PATH=%PATH%;D:MariaDBbin del backup.sql mysqldump --skip-dump-date -u backup blog_dotnetninja.de > backup.sql git add . git commit -m "Automatic backup" git push origin git push backup master exit
To automate the backup I just created a simple scheduled task to execute this script once a day.
Restoring the blog from the backup is as easy as described in my blog post about the move.