HostMonster Web Hosting Help

MySQL Backup Date Discrepencies

Problem:

Help! The dates on the available database backups are older than the date listed on the archive!

Solution:

The Site Backup & Restore tool only creates backups when content changes. As such, your database modification dates may be significantly older than the date on the daily backup, depending on your last update on that database.

We do this to prevent redundantly exporting and archiving the MySQL databases, which can have significant overhead; only archiving them when the content changes ensures that:

    1) your content is always up-to-date, according to the last time you modified the database, and
    2) the server isn't being slowed by needless MySQL exports.
Knowledgebase Article 42,907 views bookmark tags: backup database dump mysql restore sql (updated 1442 days ago)


Was this resource helpful?

Did this resolve your issue?


Please add any other comments or suggestions about this content:





Recommended Help Content

How to restore MySQL databases using the Site Backup & Restore tool (updated 1023 days ago)
Knowledgebase Article 57,392 views tags: backup database mysql restore site

How to restore MySQL databases using the Site Backup & Restore tool (updated 1249 days ago)
Knowledgebase Article 45,835 views tags: backup database mysql restore site

How to backup all of your MySQL databases using the Site Backup & Restore tool (updated 1383 days ago)
Knowledgebase Article 59,160 views tags: backup database mysql restore site

Related Help Content

An exported .sql file shows as a different size than the reported size in cPanel (updated 1442 days ago)
Knowledgebase Article 24,319 views tags: backup database dump export mysql mysqldump size sql

How to restore individual files or folders with the Site Backup & Restore tool (updated 1384 days ago)
Knowledgebase Article 92,448 views tags: backup files folders restore site

How do I create a MySQL backup? (updated 387 days ago)
Knowledgebase Article 151,422 views tags: backup database mysql

How to restore Email Messages the Site Backup Pro tool (updated 634 days ago)
Knowledgebase Article 63,887 views tags: backup email forwarders restore site

How to download a full cPanel backup using the Site Backup & Restore (updated 635 days ago)
Knowledgebase Article 122,696 views tags: backup cpanel email restore site

How to Restore your MySQL Database? (updated 1044 days ago)
Knowledgebase Article 153,244 views tags: admin database mysql php phpmyadmin restore

How to backup individual files or folders with the Site Backup Pro tool (updated 234 days ago)
Knowledgebase Article 198,962 views tags: backup restore

How do I import a backup of my database (.sql file) using phpMyAdmin? (updated 23 days ago)
Knowledgebase Article 131,076 views tags: database mysql phpmyadmin