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#24952 How to configure multiple databases?

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strudell
I'm not seeing how/where to configure multiple databases to backup.

We want to use Solo to back up several sites together on a server. It's simple enough for the files; all the sites are under /public_html. But we only see one spot to configure one database.

How do we set it up to backup multiple databases?

dlb
You can do this, you define the databases under Multiple Databases Definitions from the main page of Solo, not the Configuration page. The instructions are here: https://www.akeebabackup.com/support.html?view=ticket&id=24952#p137917.

Just because you can doesn't mean you should. You are right, the backup is easy. But to restore a single site from this type of backup is a nightmare. When you restore this multi-site backup, it will restore all of the sites. That is not usually what you want to do.

You can easily set up a backup for each separate site using different Profiles in your Solo installation. If you set them up as CRON jobs, they go off in the middle of the night and you don't have to watch all those separate backups happen. The extra effort will pay off when you need to do a restore.


Dale L. Brackin
Support Specialist


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Please keep in mind my timezone and cultural differences when reading my replies. Thank you!


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strudell
Thank you; we will use one profile for each site.

dlb
You're welcome!


Dale L. Brackin
Support Specialist


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Please keep in mind my timezone and cultural differences when reading my replies. Thank you!


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My time zone is EST (UTC -5) (click here to see my current time in Philadelphia, PA)

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