Tag: Backup

Perl Script to Backup Event Logs (Updated)

Years ago, I had hacked up various pieces of code to create a variant to the event logs backup scripts that are floating around the internet. There is a script that I have seen that comes with (at least) the Windows Perl releases. This is an updated script for use with Perl and Windows to backup event logs. The differences…

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How To Backup an SVN Server for Windows

Being relatively novice to SVN, I needed to backup a recent installation. I found a couple of great scripts that was described for Linux, however, will work for Windows with additional software that is described in this article. Dump the repository to a file. Or dump the repository to a compressed file. This requires gzip for Windows. Or dump the…

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A MySql ibdata1 Optimization Technique

A MySql database needed to be removed and upon deletion of that single database, the extremely large three gigabite ibdata1 (data) file remained. Here are the steps I took to reduce or shrink the file once the database was removed. Since there was no other use for this MySql installation, there remained the MySql system databases. Show Databases At the…

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Perl Script to Backup and Clear EventLogs

All over the internet are the same instructions and the same Perl script to backup and clear the eventlogs. However, the Perl script does not clear the eventlogs. Under each of the explanations is the clear function is not implemented. The Issue The original code only backups Application, System, and Security eventlogs. Over the years, the newer OS versions of…

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