vCrib Backup

Here's the procedure for backing up your vCrib database. This is extremely important to do on a regular basis, and before upgrading vCrib.

1. Open MySQL Administrator. Start by clicking on the Start Menu, then All Programs, then MySQL, then select MySQL Administrator.

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2. Log into the program. Enter the password that you created when you initially set up the database here:

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3. Once the program loads, click on Backup on the left side of the screen. Click the New Project button on the lower right corner:

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4. Click on the vCrib database on the left panel. In this example, the vCrib database name is 'archon_dbo'. The database name should now be selected as shown in the image below. Also, enter the name of the backup in the 'Project Name' field:

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5. Click on the '>' button. It should now add all of the database tables to the right panel. If it does not, make sure you click on the database 'archon_dbo', then select the '>' button. After adding the tables to the right panel, click the Execute Backup Now button on the bottom right corner:

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6. The backup should start. Once complete you'll see a Backup Finished! box. Click OK:

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At this point you have successfully completed a backup of your vCrib database. You may want to put this file on an external drive and store it in a safe place. We keep a copy under our pillow in case something happens :)

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