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Backupbuddy Backup Db Other Than The Wp Database?

other databases multiple databases non wordpress database

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#1 Guest_Dan Imbrogno_*

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Posted 22 May 2013 - 09:29 AM

Hi, I have a client with two mysql database running on the same server. The WP database, and a database with business data that a plugin I built for them uses. Can I use BackupBuddy out of the bok to backup both of these databases? If not, is this something that would be relatively easy to build an add-on plugin to extend backupbuddy to do? <img alt="" border="0" height="1" style="font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; min-height: 1px !important; width: 1px !important; border-width: 0px !important; margin: 0px !important; padding: 0px !important;" width="1" />

#2 Jeremy Trask

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Posted 22 May 2013 - 11:37 AM

Hi Dan

Thanks for your enquiry concerning BackupBuddy.

BackupBuddy will include the content of the database as referenced by the WordPress site that it is taking a backup of. This can be just the tables using the WordPress site table prefix; those tables plus other specifically identified tables; or all tables in the database. If you wish to include in your backup tables that belong to another application or extension functionality then you can do so by having those tables in the same database as used by the WordPress site and making use of the options as outlined above.

Please note that if you do choose to do this and subsequently want to migrate such a site to another server/url then the migration tool will import those non-WordPress tables into the new database but will not "migrate" them in terms of changing any content to reflect a new location/url since the tool cannot know any data encodings that may be used by non-WordPress tables. For a straight restore this is of course no issue.

I hope the above information is useful to you and if you have any additional question or clarification required in this respect please let us know, thanks.


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