Monday, April 5, 2010

How to Backup a Drupal Site

This is one of the easiest to back up the Drupal for migrating.It is easiest because even clients can backup their own websites. Download and install Drupal's Backup and Migrate Module. Then go to admin > content > Backup & Migrate and follow the directions. Basically, you can just click a button and backup your entire Drupal database with only the data you want to keep. The unnecessary data from the cache and accesslog tables aren't backed up so the file size of the backups is smaller than it would be if doing a mysqldump.

Backup and Migrate
Backup and Migrate simplifies the task of backing up and restoring your Drupal database or copying your database from one Drupal site to another. It supports gzip, bzip and zip compression as well as automatic scheduled backups.
With Backup and Migrate you can dump some or all of your database tables to a file download or save to a file on the server, and to restore from an uploaded or previously saved database dump. You can chose which tables and what data to backup and cache data is excluded by default. Read More


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