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What's the best way of creating a full backup of my WAMP server and all of the data including wikis etc?

Can I simply sync the C:\wamp directory to an external drive?

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You mean you have a production server running Wamp ? –  Berzemus Aug 18 '09 at 10:58
    
I have wampserver 2.0 running on my local windows PC. I don't know a great deal about how it all works to be honest - I just don't want to lose my wiki in particular. –  markh44 Aug 18 '09 at 11:36

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Since WAMP applications do not provide their own backup APIs, you need to stop all services if you want to take a full file-system level backup; otherwise you'll get a lot of "file locked" errors and/or your backups will be in an incoherent state.

So yes, you can just make a copy of your C:\wamp directory, but stop all your WAMP-related services before (and remember to restart them after).

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You could run the server on a virtual machine and back it up regularly without the need to restart services.

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