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All SMF [[post]]s, [[topic]]s, [[member]]s, settings, calendar entries, etc. are stored on the '''database'''.  [[Backup]] the database frequently in case it is damaged.  See [[Requirements and Recommendations]] for more about the type of database you need
 
SMF uses either a MySQL, PostgreSQL, or SQLite '''database''' to store all of the data on the forum.
 
SMF uses either a MySQL, PostgreSQL, or SQLite '''database''' to store all of the data on the forum.
 
{{Version Specific
 
|version=1.1
 
|small=yes
 
|content=In SMF 1.1, the only supported database scheme is MySQL.
 
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{{Version Specific
 
|version=2.0
 
|small=yes
 
|content=PostgreSQL and SQLite support with SMF was introduced in SMF 2.0.}}
 
 
 
Your '''database''' is where all of your posts, topics, members, settings and much more are stored. It is a wise idea to backup your forum database often. You should never back it up through the SMF ''[[Administration Center|admin panel]] > [[Forum Maintenance]] > [[Forum Maintenance#Backup Database|Backup Database]]''.
 
  
 
[[Category: SMF terminology]]
 
[[Category: SMF terminology]]

Revision as of 10:43, 17 January 2014

All SMF posts, topics, members, settings, calendar entries, etc. are stored on the database. Backup the database frequently in case it is damaged. See Requirements and Recommendations for more about the type of database you need SMF uses either a MySQL, PostgreSQL, or SQLite database to store all of the data on the forum.