Is it possible to create snapshots to revert to?
Posted by: zzxjoanw (---.ccdc.edu)
Date: March 07, 2017 03:12PM

I've been using WAMP as a local development environment for Wordpress and plain PHP. Sometimes it would be helpful to be able to roll back the server to a previous point. Is that possible? I don't want to use a VM because my computer only has 3 gb of ram and can't be upgraded.

How would I go about doing this?



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Re: Is it possible to create snapshots to revert to?
Posted by: RiggsFolly (Moderator)
Date: March 07, 2017 04:43PM

Hi

There is no such capability that comes out of the box with WAMPServer, or anything else like WAMPServer.

A sensible Code Management system like GIT would seem like a good place to start.

Or a specific backup and restore using simple Windows backup comes to mind.

None of these are completely simple and ONE CLICK if that is what yuo are looking for

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Re: Is it possible to create snapshots to revert to?
Posted by: zzxjoanw (---.ccdc.edu)
Date: March 08, 2017 05:08PM

Thanks. I'll have to look into using Windows backup.

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Re: Is it possible to create snapshots to revert to?
Posted by: Archaismic (---.hfc.comcastbusiness.net)
Date: March 14, 2017 02:22AM

Also keep in mind that WAMP is three different things and backing up just one part won't necessarily help you.

You need to create automation to back up your sql database internally AND automation to backup the files that it creates. You ALSO need to make sure everything in the WAMP folders are backed up.

Depending on the system you're on, the better practice might be to create save states of a virtual machine, which can be done by yourself if you're the host, or through most server hosting services like amazon.

For instance, windows server hyperV is easy to create virtual machine save states.

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