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How to make archive of drupal database with a php code inside node? Without any scripts. This needs in case you forget your FTP access.

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Can you make your question a bit clearer? I have no clue what you are trying to do and what your problem is. –  googletorp Jun 29 '11 at 8:25
    
For example: i have a user with id==1, how can i make a copy of site's database using php code inside a node, then download it. In case i've forgot ftp and phpmyadmin logins. –  Heihachi Jun 29 '11 at 8:51
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There is a module for this, use that instead of custom coding PHP in nodes. Generally you never want to put code in nodes for a lot of reasons:

  • No version control.
  • If you make a syntax error you're in big troubles.
  • very hard to maintain when you need to upgrade a site (API changes).
  • Greater possibility to open your site for security vulnerabilities.
  • ...

Anyways the module backup and migrate will do what you need.

Alternative solution

If you don't have DB password or FTP password and want to create a dump, the simplest thing you can do it to:

  1. get the DB password from Drupal

    global $db_url;
    drupal_set_message($db_url);
    
  2. Use the password obtained from Drupal to login to PHPmyadmin or similar
  3. Use the GUI to create the dump.
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Sorry, but i won't use a module for that task. So you have no idea about this? –  Heihachi Jun 29 '11 at 8:57
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@Heihachi You can copy/paste the code from the module. But after seeing what's needed you might want to reconsider. Any reason why you don't want to use a module? –  googletorp Jun 29 '11 at 9:00
    
in order to install a module, you need FTP access, which the OP has not. –  berkes Jun 29 '11 at 10:16
    
@Heihachi If you don't have the passwords needed, check my alternative solution. –  googletorp Jun 29 '11 at 10:43
    
I have database password, database name and host adress. But i cant login to phpmyadmin, because i can't find the link –  Heihachi Jul 1 '11 at 4:25
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