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BackupBuddy - is this function available before I decide to buy the plugin (s: string for widgets in wp_option))


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#1 Guest_Gilbert_*

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Posted 22 June 2011 - 12:28 PM

Hi, I am ready to buy BackupBuddy only if it can solve this specific problem.

I guess if backupbuddy does not help with this function,
there is no use for me to buy it. Can you help?

I am using a lot of widgets in my different designs.

For example in a text widget, I want to display a link to another part of my site.

Something like "Welcome to my nice test on http://localhost/www.test.com !"

The corresponding entry in the wp_option table for this widget contains:
[ a:3:{i:2;a:0:{}i:3;a:3:{s:5:"title";s:14:"This is a
test";s:4:"text";s:102:"Welcome to my nice test on http://localhost/www.test.com !";s:6:"filter";b:0;}s:12:"_multiwidget";i:1;} ]

The corresponding string is qualified by [ s:102:"Welcome to my nice test on http://localhost/www.test.com !"; ] where s:102 is the length of the string.

The way I usually do my transfer to real is by replacing in the backup file of the database all http://localhost/www.test.comby http://www.test.comand adjusting all "s: " strings.

To summarize, if I am moving my site http://localhost/www.test.com to http://www.test.com,
the string should not contain localhost/ anymore and the s: value
should be 20 car shorter. Will BackupBuddy would be able to take care
automatically of the new value of s: which should be  [ s:82:"Welcome to
my nice test on http://www.test.com !"; ] ?

If not, Wordpress will not display at all the corresponding widget if the s: value is not setup accordingly to the new length.

Is it a function which is supported? Please confirm.

If you can't answer this question, what is your refund policy in case I discover it is not working after buying?

Sincerely
<span style="color: #888888">
Gilbert Guerin</span>

#2 Josh

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Posted 22 June 2011 - 01:50 PM

Hi Gilbert,

Yes it will migrate all of your content within in your database. It will be a perfect one to one migration when migrated with backupbuddy.

If you have anymore questions about this topic please ask

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#3 Guest_Gilbert_*

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Posted 22 June 2011 - 03:36 PM

Hi Josh, thanks for the answer.

Just to be sure, specifically correcting all "s:" string to the right value when the following text has its length changed?

#4 Josh

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Posted 22 June 2011 - 04:15 PM

Yeah that data is called serialized data and backupbuddy is the only backup solution that handles that type of data.

Regards

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#5 Guest_Gilbert_*

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Posted 23 June 2011 - 07:57 AM

Ok, thanks, you got me almost convinced.

Just a last question:

I have sites which are alive on internet, but I carry on to develop locally on my localhost new functions, with new entries (a lot) to the database (without to do it on the live version until everything is ready).

When I publish a new version, I usually want to upload all content of the //localhost database to the live database to reflect the new content developped on my localhost, except comments that may have changed or entered on internet by visitors (meaning no erase or replacement of the comments table on the live version).

Is it possible to select and migrate only certain tables from the database (eg do not replace wp_comment for example)?

I don't see that in the process explained here: http://ithemes.com/codex/page/BackupBuddy:_ImportBuddy

Without this function, I would be blocked. Do you think it is possible to fine tune wich tables are going to be restored / migrated when migrating (they can be in the backup but I usually don't specifically want to migrate or restore all of them â specifically in the case explained above)?

Edited by Gilbert, 23 June 2011 - 03:00 AM.


#6 Josh

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Posted 23 June 2011 - 09:31 AM

Hi Gilbert,

Well you cannot yet select which specific tables you want to restore with backupbuddy just yet, it is however something we are looking into. However you can add all of your sites tables to a pre-existing database so if you want to delete some tables or remove them from your local site then make a database backup you will have those tables you want within the backup. Then you can restore that backup. That is the only way I can think of to do this with backupbuddy as of right now.

Regards

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#7 Guest_Gilbert_*

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Posted 30 June 2011 - 03:58 AM

Hi there Josh,

I bought the BackupBuddy on the 26/06/2011 (2 sites version to test) through Paypal, and downloaded it just after. Fine.

I am since them trying to connect to the member area but I have no clue of what is my associated password (never put it or define it somewhere).

The lost password function doesn't seem to work (never received any email back from it).

Could you please confirm the procedure or help me on the Guest Email address I filled on this form?

Thanks

Edited by Gilbert, 29 June 2011 - 11:16 PM.


#8 Ronald

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Posted 30 June 2011 - 04:48 AM

Hi,

you managed to download BackupBuddy, so you should have received a username/password. To access the members only support forum, use the same password that you used to access the membership page (which is where you downloaded BackupBuddy from).

Also, check your spam/bulk mail folders,

If all fails, please contact sales@ithemes.com by e-mail with as much relevant information (your username/password, proof of purchase etc.) you have

Ronald

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#9 Guest_Gilbert_*

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Posted 30 June 2011 - 09:02 AM

Hi there,

all emails sent from your side were effectively in the spam folder of gmail...

#10 Ronald

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Posted 30 June 2011 - 12:59 PM

So you're good to go now?

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#11 gguerin

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Posted 01 July 2011 - 03:29 AM

Yes thanks, I managed to post in the forum where you need to be logged.

By the way I have a serious problem with BackupBuddy in my usual Wordpress configuration.

It seems to me that BackupBuddy does not take in consideration installations where
WordPress has an installation directory different of the site address (See WordPress Codex here fore reference: <a  href="http://codex.wordpress.org/Giving_WordPress_Its_Own_Directory" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">http://codex.wordpress.org/Giving_WordPress_Its_Own_Directory</a>). Site Address is not correctly updated and the same for all related links (or any serialised data is not updated as it should be).

All details are here (http://ithemes.com/support/?forum=87&topic=16032), but nobody replied on it for the moment. Can you confirm (can't use at all BackupBuddy for the moment)?
Thanks