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Automated Script - A little over my head


philjohns

Senior Member
#1
Hi All,

Not really sure where to go with this but...

I need a script that will refresh a wordpress install and its database at the end of everyday.

Im using heart internets hosting and it says I can run scheduled tasks with the .pl file extension.

Lets say the wordpress install is in the directory: public_html/wordpress/

I have a .zip file back of the files in that directory in the root of the hosting and a .sql file for the backup of the database in the root too. At the end of everyday I want the database to be restored back to the one in the root and I want the files in public_html/wordpress/ to be restored back to my .zip file too.

Is this possible?

Thanks in advance! :)
 
#2
Hi Phil,

A .pl file is a pearl script this can be used to execute shell commands to restore your website configuration. This is then loaded using a CRON job.

We use these on some of our sites. Let me know if you need any further help.
 

philjohns

Senior Member
#3
Thanks for the reply.

It's not really my area but Im sure with a little help I'd be able to get it sorted...

Where should I start?
 
C

chrismitchell

Guest
#4
Hey Phil,

Just a quick question, so you want to refresh the wordpress db every day.. i'm pretty sure that will cause a massive headache for wordpress, especially if you've made any custom fields etc.

Did you ever manage it?

Chris