I have a staged import that I can't apply and I would like to get rid of it and be clean in my configuration management screen. How do I get rid of the staged import? Can I go to sync folder and delete the .yml files and the export the current configuration again? I am extremely nervous about breaking the site. I know it is saved in the db but I don't want to go in and delete it from there either, unless that is an option. I wont be able to apply any other import because of this staged one sitting here.

  • You oyu have yml files with changes and you want to get ird of them? So stay with current datbase configuration, right?
    – sanzante
    Mar 15, 2017 at 10:22

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If you export the configuration again current configuration files should be deleted and new ones will be created with the configuration hold in your database.

Anyway you should make a backup first, just in case. You can use drush for this. Use drush archive for a complete backup (including files):

drush ard

Use drush sql-dump to backup only the database:

drush sql-dump > /patch/to/new/file/with/db-dump

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