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Back up Mysql database via PHP

Shared hosts have shell-functions disabled , database backup's can only be done via a web-interface like PHPMyadmin . This script uses native PHP-functions to backup a Mysql-tables (no exec() function needed ) . To automate the task , just run it via a Cron-job . This is a simple PHP-script , it will backup all tables (structure and data) into a "sql" file (and ziped)  . The archive will be stored into a directory and protected by a ".htaccess" file .  It's highly recommended to transfer the archive into another file-system . To do so , access the restricted directory via FTP or SSH . Please , don't  upload this file to your production server without setting  password protection . 

0 ) set_time_limit(0) ;

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//END OF CONFIGURATIONS


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// Check if directory is already created and has the proper permissions

if (!file_exists(BACKUP_DIR)) mkdir(BACKUP_DIR , 0700) ;

if (!is_writable(BACKUP_DIR)) chmod(BACKUP_DIR , 0700) ;


// Create an ".htaccess" file , it will restrict direct accss to the backup-directory .

$content = 'deny from all' ;

$file = new SplFileObject(BACKUP_DIR . '/.htaccess', "w") ;

$file->fwrite($content) ;


$mysqli = new mysqli(HOST , USER , PASSWORD , DB_NAME) ;

if (mysqli_connect_errno())

{

printf("Connect failed: %s", mysqli_connect_error());

exit();

}

// Introduction information

$return .= "--\n";

$return .= "-- A Mysql Backup System \n";

$return .= "--\n";

$return .= '-- Export created: ' . date("Y/m/d") . ' on ' . date("h:i") . "\n\n\n";

$return = "--\n";

$return .= "-- Database : " . DB_NAME . "\n";

$return .= "--\n";

$return .= "-- --------------------------------------------------\n";

$return .= "-- ---------------------------------------------------\n";

$return .= 'SET AUTOCOMMIT = 0 ;' ."\n" ;

$return .= 'SET FOREIGN_KEY_CHECKS=0 ;' ."\n" ;

$tables = array() ;

// Exploring what tables this database has

$result = $mysqli->query('SHOW TABLES' ) ;

// Cycle through "$result" and put content into an array

while ($row = $result->fetch_row())

{

$tables[] = $row[0] ;

}

// Cycle through each table

foreach($tables as $table)

{

// Get content of each table

$result = $mysqli->query('SELECT * FROM '. $table) ;

// Get number of fields (columns) of each table

$num_fields = $mysqli->field_count ;

// Add table information

$return .= "--\n" ;

$return .= '-- Tabel structure for table `' . $table . '`' . "\n" ;

$return .= "--\n" ;

$return.= 'DROP TABLE IF EXISTS `'.$table.'`;' . "\n" ;

// Get the table-shema

$shema = $mysqli->query('SHOW CREATE TABLE '.$table) ;

// Extract table shema

$tableshema = $shema->fetch_row() ;

// Append table-shema into code

$return.= $tableshema[1].";" . "\n\n" ;

// Cycle through each table-row

while($rowdata = $result->fetch_row())

{

// Prepare code that will insert data into table

$return .= 'INSERT INTO `'.$table .'` VALUES ( ' ;

// Extract data of each row

for($i=0; $iclose() ;

$return .= 'SET FOREIGN_KEY_CHECKS = 1 ; ' . "\n" ;

$return .= 'COMMIT ; ' . "\n" ;

$return .= 'SET AUTOCOMMIT = 1 ; ' . "\n" ;

//$file = file_put_contents($fileName , $return) ;

$zip = new ZipArchive() ;

$resOpen = $zip->open(BACKUP_DIR . '/' .$fileName.".zip" , ZIPARCHIVE::CREATE) ;

if( $resOpen ){

$zip->addFromString( $fileName , "$return" ) ;

}

$zip->close() ;

$fileSize = get_file_size_unit(filesize(BACKUP_DIR . "/". $fileName . '.zip')) ;

$message =

the archive has the name of : $fileName and it's file-size is : $fileSize .

This zip archive can't be accessed via a web browser , as it's stored into a protected directory .

It's highly recomended to transfer this backup to another filesystem , use your favorite FTP client to download the archieve .

msg;

echo $message ;


// Function to append proper Unit after file-size .

function get_file_size_unit($file_size){

switch (true) {

case ($file_size/1024 = 1 && $file_size/(1024*1024)

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