Use the following code to create the .zip file of your database and download.
$this->load->dbutil(); $prefs = array( 'format' => 'zip', 'filename' => 'my_db_backup.sql' ); $backup =& $this->dbutil->backup($prefs); $db_name = 'backup-on-'. date("Y-m-d-H-i-s") .'.zip'; $save = 'pathtobkfolder/'.$db_name; $this->load->helper('file'); write_file($save, $backup); $this->load->helper('download'); force_download($db_name, $backup);
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