How to backup Saleculator data

Using the Backup button #

The Backup button on Maintenance screen is the easiest way to backup Saleculator database. You can do a full backup or partial backup depending on the purpose. Doing a full backup might take several minutes depending on the volume of data. A partial backup is used when you want to backup only selected tables. You can choose the tables for partial backup in SQL.BackupTables resource.

Manual method #

When software is not available, use below method to backup database.
1. Connect a flash drive
2. Go to shell by pressing CTRL+ALT+F1
3. Issue below commands

# mount /dev/sdb1 /flash    (If sdb1 doesn't work try sda or sda1)
# mysqldump -u root -p SALECULATOR > /flash/databackup.sql
(enter password)
# umount /flash

Unplug the flash drive and confirm the backup by checking it on a Windows system.

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