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Welcome to Geeklog Thursday, April 17 2014 @ 02:58 PM EDT

1.3.2 Beta 1 Ready!

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  • Tuesday, February 12 2002 @ 10:21 AM EST
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Ok, the actual code base for 1.3.2 has been ready for some time but we've completely rewritten the installer. I've had more complaints than I can count about the 1.3.1 installer not working on Windows or not working on hosted environments. This release aims to fix that.

The 1.3.2 beta 1 will only do a fresh installation. We will be adding the upgrade paths to the beta 2 due out later this week. We need as many of you as we can get to download and test this. Please send any feedback to the geeklog-devel mailing list. You can get the downloads in tarball OR zip format from our download page.

Is time to use at production?

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  • Tuesday, February 12 2002 @ 10:09 AM EST
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I'm geeklog user since 1.2.5-1, but I feel this version it's too old. But before upgrade, I see this:
"If you wish to use these plugins, you must download 1.3 (which is currently beta), so we recommend you do not use it on a production site." It's an old advice? it's 1.3.1 ready for the production site?

Backing Up Geeklog

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  • Thursday, February 07 2002 @ 12:57 PM EST
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From time-to-time on the geeklog-devel mailing list I see questions about backing up MySQL databases. The answer is pretty simple, write a shell script to do this for you, add it to your crontab or put it in one of the /etc/cron.* directories.

As some of my already know, you can use PHP as a shell scripting language. While as a pure shell language it lacks some of the power of, say, Bash, it is still a viable option for the PHP coder.

This script is a PHP shell script I wrote that will back up a MySQL database. If you already have PHP compiled as a CGI on your system (see's install docs for how to do that) then you can drop this in and it should work fine. The script keeps 7 daily backups, 4 weekly backups and 12 monthly backups which should make recovery much simpler.

In addition to the PHP CGI, you will need tar because the script will compress the database backups. For a point of reference, on my Geeklog database of over 500 stories and 450 users a backup is 1.6MB and only 515KB compressed. Give it a try and let me know what you think!

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