jmichae3 wrote:I was installing xampp over the top of an old installation.
Altrea wrote:Hi jmichae3 (there is ALWAYS time for a salutation, especially if you are asking for help at a community board. It's a matter of politeness),jmichae3 wrote:I was installing xampp over the top of an old installation.
Which is highly not recommend! This can produce some really weird and hard to debug behaviors.
It is recommend to backup your existing XAMPP installation, uninstall it completely, install the new XAMPP and merge really needed configuration changes setting by setting (for example by merging the configuration files with winmerge or other tools).
xampp_cli.exe installservice filezilla
2. Always back up your current MySQL installation before performing an upgrade
JonB wrote:Would that be NovaStor? Acronis also does it all quite well, I know both packages and prefer Acronis.
Databases should be backed up periodically with true dumps, as you can 'fix' a dump. If you are running MySQL, the MySQL Workbench is a nice, free tool from Oracle. It includes Server Admin, backups + design tools
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