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Backups

Posted: Fri Feb 13, 2015 6:06 pm
by Schmeldvich
Is anyone keeping an active backup of this site?

Does anyone download a backup periodically?

Re: Backups

Posted: Fri Feb 13, 2015 8:26 pm
by Solx
good point. i have not been.

really there is far more practical knowledge in here to risk being lost then an old alchemist book.

Re: Backups

Posted: Fri Feb 13, 2015 8:32 pm
by MShoAT
Thanks for the suggestion,

I'll look into this. I think it's fairly easy to backup the sql. This should allow me to use the same backup for a new board if the need ever occured.

I'll get back at you with more information.

Re: Backups

Posted: Fri Feb 20, 2015 2:14 pm
by MShoAT
Backed up the forum.

Will do this once a week. Should still find a way to backup the uploads (pictures) as well.

Re: Backups

Posted: Tue Feb 24, 2015 3:18 am
by SolarSeeker
This is why I commit most of my alchemy research to memory. It's no where near as accurate as a computer but it can put the pieces of the alchemy puzzle together like no computer ever will.

Knowledge, even vast knowledge like Google is not enough in alchemy. You have to really understand what it is,what it does, how it works, and above all what it doesn't do.

The really terrible thing is that a single repeated mistake,can ruin volumes of knowledge and mean the difference between a transmutation and great medicine or a useless poison.

Re: Backups

Posted: Sun Jul 19, 2015 12:49 pm
by Flightoffire
SolarSeeker wrote:This is why I commit most of my alchemy research to memory. It's no where near as accurate as a computer.
Didn't stop thousands of accomplished alchemists spanning millennia. Computes are overrated I say! :)
(Says he who spends hours a week on them. :geek: )
The really terrible thing is that a single repeated mistake, can ruin volumes of knowledge and mean the difference between a transmutation and great medicine or a useless poison.
Indeed it can, but, sometimes that is what it takes. Eventually we finally 'hear' our intuition, that was regularly guiding us and eventually 'see' what was there in front of our eyes all along. Then we start to see proper results. After that, it is only a matter of fine tuning. Still takes repeated experiments.

It's that whole 3 steps forward, 2 steps backward thing, or like a labyrinth perhaps. Eventually we get there.

FOF

Re: Backups

Posted: Sun Jul 19, 2015 12:52 pm
by Flightoffire
Back on topic though, I used the Open Source HTTRACK program to suck down the entire BOA web site before it went kaput.

http://www.httrack.com

Pay attention to the configuration settings or you will pull down the entire internet!! Otherwise, it's a great utility for local archives of (smaller) web sites. It will use a fair bit of download depending on the site contents.

FOF

Re: Backups

Posted: Fri Jul 24, 2015 12:01 am
by crestind
That httrack application is great. Used to use it all the time back in the day. A friend recently showed me a cool way to backup individual pages by saving as a .mht file. It's somewhat nicer than the save page as options because everything is contained in one file.

Re: Backups

Posted: Wed Oct 07, 2015 6:03 pm
by Schmeldvich
MShoAT wrote:Backed up the forum.

Will do this once a week. Should still find a way to backup the uploads (pictures) as well.
Friendly reminder to continue backing up this forum regularly! There have been some excellent and insightful posts here the past couple of weeks!

Re: Backups

Posted: Fri Oct 05, 2018 5:37 am
by Schmeldvich
Flightoffire wrote:Back on topic though, I used the Open Source HTTRACK program to suck down the entire BOA web site before it went kaput.

http://www.httrack.com

Pay attention to the configuration settings or you will pull down the entire internet!! Otherwise, it's a great utility for local archives of (smaller) web sites. It will use a fair bit of download depending on the site contents.

FOF

Good program, thanks!