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Upgrade - Delete backup db?

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Did the DB backup before updating to CC 6.2.4, the site has limited storage so I would like to delete the backup DB, is that okay? Or was that created simply because of possible update failure? May be good for the group to know.

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The listing of the backup file may be a link -- so you may want to download it.

You can, of course FTP it to your workstation, then delete it.

Should you need to restore, it is now safely in your hands.

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Thank you. For now I will leave the backup in place, I made some assumptions that perhaps you might be able to confirm or inform.

1) The update uses the original DB, the backup is just that, a backup in case things go pear shaped and could be deleted via my cPanel?

2) The update creates a file named admin_####/skins/default/templates/all php files, may I assume this is also a backup and in fact is not used since I need to go back in and clean up the design I need to work on live files? I could also use to delete this for space.

Thanks

Jim

Foundation CC 6.2.4

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The backup file is (optionally compressed) a textual file containing all the SQL statements needed to rebuild and repopulate a fresh database. The fresh database can be a new/different database account/server, or the same database after the Restore process first TRUNCATEs all the tables. This is to say, the backup is not a copy of the actual binary files managed by the database server.

The folder /admin_####/skins/default/templates/ is not the backup folder - it is the administration skin, but it and its contents are included in the backup. All backups should be located in Cubecart's /backup/ folder.

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