Depending on how hard you roll (or how crappy your server is), there comes a time when you’d want to archive your prosper202 installation for speed. Redirection speed is crucial for ROI; you don’t want your visitors to leave you just because of a slow redirect that made them impatient.
Here is how I archive my old click/campaign data (still making them accessible online), and free up space for my prosper 202.
Step1: login to mysql and do a db backup of your current prosper202 db (or do equivalent phpmyadmin)
mysql> mysqldump -p p202 > p202backup.sql;
Step2: create a new database, you can simply name it the date you’ve archived your data
mysql> create database p202feb2011;
Step3: restore your current database you’ve backed up in step 1, to this new table
mysql> mysql -p p202feb2011 < p202backup.sql
step4: delete clicks from your current p202 installation to free up space.
mysql> TRUNCATE 202_clicks; TRUNCATE 202_clicks_spy;
step5: optional, making your archive data available online.
if you want to make your old data accessible, here is what I do. Say your main tracking domain is www.track.com … create a subdomain arc.track.com. copy your entire prosper202 folder to this new site, and in the 202-config.php file, update the $dbname variable to your archived db (in our example, p202feb2011). Now to see your archived data, simply log into arc.track.com.
Note: you can basically do this for multiple archives, simply point the $dbname to the archive you want to view, and hit your archived prosper202 domain.
There you have it. I know getting a faster server is not always an option. Enjoy your new sped up prosper202 installation and happy hustlin’
to stats success,