you know when you got to backup the database by going to phpmyadmin - export - choose db - go and then get a load of text.
Say if the database was for a forum would that text contain everything except for images? how do i backup any user posted images/avatars/smileys etc
I havent tried the cpanel backup cos i've seen on several ocasion where someone says " oh i've got a cpanel backup of my database" to be answered with that backup being useless?
does a phpmyadmin dump of the database include all data such as images or just text based data and table structure?
does a cpanel backup include all the data? is it a safe method of backup as i've seen previous threads/posts where a cpanel backup has been dismissed as being useless.
does that make more sense? not beeing able to understand what someone means does not mean poor english skills, for all you know i may be foreign, a simple "could you rephrase you question as i don't understand it" would have sufficed.