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How do I backup a site when it weights is more than 200MB and host can't do it? I have it on hostinger.ru and can't backup with Internet server error 500. I cleared cache and deleted some modules.

  • Can you backup to your server and then download it through FTP? Is it just timing out when you try and download? I use FTP to download the site files and only use Backup and Migrate to download the database file. BUT, I have Backup and Migrate set up to backup to my server every night, then I download the backup's via FTP. – Nathan Follmer Dec 11 '15 at 19:31
  • backup and migrate module is installed and it does the job after the removal of some modules and cache clearing, ftp can`t cope with size more than 200 MB, thx, should I increase execution time or do some other settings? – VassiaAlk Dec 12 '15 at 9:13
  • do you want backup the site or the database? – Adrian Cid Almaguer Dec 12 '15 at 14:30
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Refer to my answer to "Which tables are safe to clear?", which should help to get the size of your database reduced.

And/or use the Backup and Migrate module, which also support exclusion of selected tables (typically the ones that are safe to clear also). Here is a quote from its project page (bold markup added here):

Back up and restore your Drupal MySQL database, code, and files or migrate a site between environments. Backup and Migrate 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 or offsite, and to restore from an uploaded or previously saved database dump. You can choose which tables and what data to backup and cache data is excluded by default.

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