I just had a terrible learning experience. I spent several days building up a bunch of views, only to find that they vanished entirely from my site when I synchronized my configurations to handle another issue. They're gone. I have a dump of the db, but they're not on there either.
The funny thing is that not all of the views are gone. Some that I made several weeks ago are there, but the more recent ones are irrevocably lost.
And yes, I clicked "Save" on each view when I was creating it.
How can I be sure that this never happens again? What steps do I need to take save the views permanently in the db?
Version: Drupal 8.9.6