I’m trying to update Craft Pro 2.0.2543 to the latest build but the site’s database is in excess of 2Gb. When hitting ‘Finish up’ in the CP after a manual update, by the time the database has backed up I’m logged out, or the process has timed out. Is there a way I can ‘Finish up’ without the backup running first?

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It is indeed possible. Craft has a handy general configuration option for this exact situation.

return array(

    'backupDbOnUpdate' => false 


Just add that to config/general.php and that should do the trick!

  • Other really useful config settings here too :) Commented Jul 3, 2014 at 1:54

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