How to backup your website through SSH command line?

Dr. McKay

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Normally I have to use both SSH and Phpmyadmin to backup files, folders, mysql databases. I am wondering if there is a way only use SSH command line to backup whole my website files and databases?
 

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I did some research and I might be able to provide you an answer for it.
It might be pretty simple, so please check it out and let me know did it work.
Hope it helps :

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These commands are just to compress your current files and folders in public_html folder, It didn't include databases of your websites in it. If you just are doing that, your backup is not completed.
 

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Normally I have to use both SSH and Phpmyadmin to backup files, folders, mysql databases. I am wondering if there is a way only use SSH command line to backup whole my website files and databases?
To backup a database, you just need to run

Bash:
mysqldump -u database_user -p database_name > database_dump.sql
Then you can make an archive with all your files with tar :
Bash:
# To extract an uncompressed archive:
tar -xvf /path/to/foo.tar

# To create an uncompressed archive:
tar -cvf /path/to/foo.tar /path/to/foo/

# To create a .gz archive:
tar -czvf /path/to/foo.tgz /path/to/foo/

# To create a .bz2 archive:
tar -cjvf /path/to/foo.tgz /path/to/foo/
 
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