[ic] What do I need to back up?

Ed LaFrance edl@newmediaems.com
Mon, 05 Mar 2001 08:56:52 -0800

At 10:54 AM 03/05/2001 -0500, you wrote:
>I backed up just my catalog thinking that was all I was modifying - well 
>somewhere down in the mix things got corrupted and when I copied over my 
>old catalog nothing changed.
>What files should you back up while you are developing?
>and what else?
>What happened is somewhere something gets corrupted and shipping no longer 
>functions - it simply says "Nothing to Ship!" no matter how many items are 
>in the cart.

..Often this means that the criterion on which the shipping is calculated 
(i.e. weight) was not found.  For instance, if you restored an old copy of 
your products file which was missing some or all of the weights which you 
subsequently entered, you would probably see this message.

As far as backups go, You get just about everything you need this way (from 
the shell):

cd catalogs
tar cvf mycat.tar mycatalogdir
gzip mycat.tar

...then grab a copy of the resulting mycat.tar.gz.

- Ed L.

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