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Anyone have an auto/scheduled Maint switch ?

  • gs
    • 861 posts
    August 18, 2019 1:06 PM EDT

    It's been advised when backing up the database to be sure the site is in Maintenance mode to prevent DB corruption (in 3 decades, never had issues with DBs in LAN/WAN/PC environments, so I guess MySQL and/or SE and/or web-based DB apps are finicky and prone to curruption).


    During development this wasn't a huge concern of mine, but will soon be when going live (i.e. Users accessing site when backups are scheduled).  I haven't seen a Plugin (now or in the past 5 years or so in the prev marketplace) that does this using a configurable schedule (which the excellent JetBackup has), but was wondering if someone has paid for a similar customization and if so, who is the 3PD.  Can't see reinventing the wheel here.


    Along with this, what else are you doing when backing up to:

    • prevent DB corruption
    • kickoff Users safely so they don't lose their work and get ticked at you :)


    • Moderator
    • 5073 posts
    August 18, 2019 3:48 PM EDT

    It's any script with Mysql database. It's always recommended to set the site to an offline status when backing up. Some info here,

    For the kicking off users, my friend with a very active site has an announcement that stays on the site and says what time and day(s) the backup occurs. I don't recall whether they set a cron to set the site to offline/maintenance mode or if they did it manually.