Archive for January 2008

Backing up Windows Servers

I had always assumed that NTBACKUP.EXE did the right thing. Somehow, magically, it grabbed all the files – even those that were open. However, in upgrading our backup systems, I noticed why most recovery requests for Windows sites fail: Windows cannot back up files that are open by other processes. This means that the ultra-important [...]

A plea to PHP developers.

This is a plea to PHP developers. Perl and Python web developers should heed similar advice because this really applies to MySQL development, and not PHP.
Please use mysql_connect() with no arguments. This causes it to get the database settings from the php.ini file, or perhaps, the my.cnf file.
What you are doing by letting the user [...]