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#1 2018-10-18 08:34:14

DPH
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2018-10-18
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Piwigo and backup

Hello!

I have tested out Piwigo for sometime, and it looks great! I have some questions about piwigo and backup.

I know how it feels when picture get lost duo to harddrive failure, and after that i have backup in my head all the time.

Taking backup of the database and picture is important in Piwigo. Is it possible to download or in another way copy a album of pictures to a folder on a NAS? so that you have backup of every album with Pictures in folders?

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#2 2018-10-18 20:26:47

executive
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Re: Piwigo and backup

physical or virtual albums?

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#3 2018-10-18 22:04:28

DPH
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Re: Piwigo and backup

Im thinking of albums made in Piwigo, so Virtual?

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#4 2018-10-19 03:02:16

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#5 2018-10-20 00:08:45

teekay
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Re: Piwigo and backup

It should be noted that Piwigo is not an asset management software, but a web gallery.

There is no (sane) way to export your virtual albums structure to disk while keeping that structure in place (well, exporting with batch downloader album by album is a way, but I wouldn't call it sane). There is no virtual 2 physical export function for the whole thing.

That being said, you can keep a backup of your web gallery like you can do with any kind of server software (mysql dumps, filesystem copies), but it's not a real backup of your album structure. What you get in the backup is what you see on the server: an upload/ folder with yyyy/mm/dd subfolders and files with cryptic names inside.

Piwigo should be an export target for (parts of) your image collection, don't make it the source. :-)

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#6 2020-07-15 17:58:55

Eddejessup
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Re: Piwigo and backup

Might want to look at how I solved this ?

https://piwigo.org/forum/viewtopic.php?id=30458

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#7 2020-07-17 19:26:37

plg
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Re: Piwigo and backup

teekay wrote:

It should be noted that Piwigo is not an asset management software, but a web gallery.

I don't quite agree, maybe because the definition of a DAM (Digital Asset Manager) is a bit blurry. My current state of mind is that Piwigo is a simple featured DAM or a full featured photo gallery. DAM is just what companies use (and pay a lot of money) as a photo/video gallery. I can tell you many clients of Piwigo.com (or using Piwigo on their own server) are companies using it as a DAM.

teekay wrote:

Piwigo should be an export target for (parts of) your image collection, don't make it the source. :-)

I don't agree once again ;-) Piwigo can perfectly be the central place of your photos/videos/PDF... and you have clean backups of it (database dumps + filesystem copies)

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