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Questions tagged [backup]

The act of saving files, data, or applications to a secondary media is called backing up.

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Live content migration to a separate server for important content

My clients are now spending a lot of money daily on creating content on my system. A few hours lost could be quite bad for them, and in turn, for me. Most of the site is fine on daily backups, but ...
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Pantheon Site to Local Environment

I have recently inherited a Drupal 7 site running on Pantheon.io I have set up a local Drupal 7 server for a dev/test environment that is working flawlessly as a fresh install. However, once I put the ...
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How to remove backup folders from the sites directory following a site restore

When I break my site I create a new one from a backup and give it a different name from the original, for example: I do a fresh install of drupal and call the site 'mysite' then a week later I break ...
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Restore database from backup

I accidentally deleted the Drupal 8 files, but the database is not damaged. Is there anyway I can bring my site back to live? I have an old backup of only files. I restored the file of that backup in ...
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I can't backup my website on a shared server because memory runs out. What can I do?

I have a large Drupal7 website on a shared Hostgator server, and I cannot do automated backups because I always run out of resources. I've tried 2 methods: 1) I first built my own CLI bash file and ...
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Multiple Databases & Backup Migrate Module

Without going into the details, our Drupal site actually has 2 databases that must always be in sync. That means if one is backed up, the other one needs to be backed up at the same time and that they ...
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Which tables and which data can I omit from backup? [closed]

Which tables and which contained data can I omit from SQL backup? There seem to be many different answers to this around Internet, but most answers do not make it clear whether they are specifying ...
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Migration after server crash: maintenance mode and/or cache problem

I had a crash of my previous server and I tried to rise my website from the dead. I had backups of all the files & of the database (PostgreSQL). I was not the one who set up the website and my ...
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How to archive old content in a different database

The same question is asked here Archive old content data in different database But I want to know how can I accomplish this. In our case, we have only one database and the content type have been ...
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Work around to getting Backup and Migrate to work with Acquia Dev Cloud?

Currently, when you host a site onto Acquia Dev Cloud, they disable the ability to install backup and migrate module due to it affecting their "server" setup. This proves to be a big nuisance when ...
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what is the use of Backup Folder?

I'm going to migrate my site to another server. so, i need to backup my database if i dump my database using mysqldump command into backup folder. does database manage it by updating the changes done ...
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How can I roll the database back to the backup

I have a problem with a module the site functions but I need to roll the database back to the backup I took before deploying the module. How can I do that?I am using D8
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Accidentally deleted sites/all/modules in Drupal 7

Let's say I was having a really rough day and I accidentally deleted the sites/all/modules directory in Drupal 7. Could I simply unzip my last back up of Drupal and copy that directory over to the ...
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“Drush sqlc < myfile.sql” doesn't return the site to previously working state. Are there files to be deleted?

I've backed up my drupal 8 database via the CLI using drush sql-dump > myfile.sql. I make some changes to the site and break it, then I try to restore it via drush sqlc < myfile.sql. It works ...
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Is it possible to backup created block as a module?

My question seems pretty simple but is very important: IS it possible or any solution to backup created block as a module to avoid duplication work, because there are times need to do something ...
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Prod CentOS core-only site work fine but local Ubuntu backup has no css loaded

I made a backup of my prod CentOS site to local Ubuntu. The site is all core --- Both by means of templates or modules; No contribs whatsoever. No customizations. Yet the CSS won't load for whatever ...
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Disabling drush backups after drush up?

I use the command drush up for sites I store on a shared server & locally. Within some months my Inode volume vent from about 25% 96% (96% is insane for most people using a shared server on ...
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Diferences between “mysqldump” and “backup and migrate module”

I always make backup using "backup and migrate" module. But now, need to automate this process using scripts. When execute backup using "backup and migrate" this module generate .mysql file with ...
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Cannot login after moving site [duplicate]

I am in the process of recovering from a catastrophic hard disk failure on a completely new machine. I am fortunate to have both a database backup and a backup of the folder with the D7 code that was ...
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How to move whole Drupal website on USB for localhost use using XAMPP?

My cPanel subscription will come to an end soon and I want to move my site to a USB stick or CD and still be 'runnable' / executed. It is currently on a cPanel server... I have seen these options but ...
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Drush backup of multisite platform

Is there Drush command that can backup whole multisite platform: database dump of each site code of each site backup of sites/all or complete core with sites/all and all that in just ONE tar.gz ...
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Backup restoring differently than how it used to

I posted a question yesterday, which ended with someone telling me to figure out how my backups are managed and then to ask another question with more details, so here I am. About a week ago my boss ...
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Archive old content data in different database

How can i make archive my old content and save in different db with my cron job. I want to store in different DB because i want to increase my site performance. In drupal 7 what's the best way to do ...
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Make Backup & Migrate backups smaller in size

I have a 2MB upload cap on my school's server and get an error from backup and migrate that it cannot restore the file. Is there any way the backups from backup and migrate module be compressed in ...
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SQLite Backup-Restore

Backup and Migrate is great as a backup system and thus allows some sort of versioning. This enables me to roll back easily when developing and testing small sites which I tend to develop in a live ...
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Why can't I find any pages after migrating a site? [closed]

I need to migrate a drupal site from one host to another. I didn't create the original. I tried using "Backup & Migrate", and I also tried to export the sql database in phpmyadmin from old site, ...
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How do I backup a site when it weights is more than 200MB and host can't do it?

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.
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Files that can be excluded from backup

If you need to restore a Drupal 8 site from a backup, which files are essential? core -> - modules -> + profiles -> + sites/default/ -> + sites/default/files/config_* -> - sites/default/files/css -...
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Which tables should I exclude from a backup?

As a fan of svelte sql backups I've successfully used, for several years this bash script for backing up my Drupal site's databases. By excluding "noisy" tables, I've seen remarkable reduction in the ...
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Drush sql-dump but exclude multiple tables with a pattern

I have a gigantic database due to having over 1000+ individual tables created for every time someone logged in. (wasnt me that made this). I want to now create a dump of the database using drush sql-...
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How to skip specific tables with drush sql-dump?

I have a drush config file ~/.drush/drushrc.php: if (!isset($options['structure-tables']['common'])) { $options['structure-tables']['common'] = array( 'cache', 'cache_*', 'history', 'search_*', ...
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Backup_Migrate Module able to Create Backups but NOT Restore them

Using Drupal 7.37, Omega4-SubTheme Acquia Dev-Desktop Stack (Development) Windows 7 HP Using Backup_Migrate-3.1. I set up my Backup and Migrate settings to back up my entire website-code and the ...
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Move drupal site from web to local host [duplicate]

I have a site that's already on the host. So what I want to do is to put in on my PC , and so I could edit it. I have already installed WAMP and download a backup with the site from the host, and ...
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Drupal 7 restore from Linux local server to Windows local server problem

I was trying to restore my Drupal 7.34 backup from Ubuntu 11.04 Linux Bitnami Drupal stack on the other Windows XP machine with Acquia Drupal local server and Backup and Migrate module had installed ...
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Restore hacked website from database without source

I have a database backup from a hacked drupal site. The source code of the hacked website has been lost. When I try to make another installation of the site working using the old database, I have the ...
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Backup and Migrate module - no option to back up files?

In Drupal's Backup and Migrate module (/admin/config/system/backup_migrate), the only option for "Backup from" is "Default Database". In tutorials, that drop-down seemingly should also have "Public ...
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drush sql-dump gives warning

When I ran drush sql-dump --result-file, it came back with a warning and a success message. system(): Cannot execute a blank command exec.inc:36 [warning] Database dump saved to ...
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Rollback entire server but keep content

Until recently I've only been doing mainly superficial support on a website. But now the question has been asked to revert the server the website runs on, to a few months ago. The website is Drupal, ...
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Backup and Migrate gives me a tar ball

I have a local site and a development site. I want to replace my development site with my local site. I used the Backup and Migrate module to backup the development site into a .gz file. All good. But ...
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How to scrape content from a Drupal Site?

I am a victim of Drupageddon on one of my sites and even though I patched Drupal core (maybe not fast enough) recently my Drupal database got completely messed up and my webhoster confirmed there were ...
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Backup and migrate backs up previous backup

The backup and migrate when backing up my drupal site adds the previous backup to it which makes the backup twice the size of the original backup. How do I solve this as my backups keeps increasing in ...
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unable to extract dumped files in .tar extention on my site

I can't extract my backup dumped with .tar extention. so i can't work with features can I download features in .zip ?
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How can I recover from a backup but include many changes from a dynamic site?

After the Drupageddon disaster, I've discovered that my backup plan is not sufficient. I have daily, weekly, monthly and yearly DB and file backups thanks to backup_migrate and backup_migrate_prune, ...
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Using Backup and Migrate Module to download windows compatible backup

I have created a Drupal7 based web-site on my hosting server. I have made changes to the themes, created views and done other customizations. I would like to create a duplicate copy of the site on my ...
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Backing up logs

I've been looking at my site logs recently. I have the limit of logs set to 10,000. The problem is, due to the amount of traffic we get, that number will only represent, at best, half a day of logs. ...
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how can I restore my site [closed]

I mistakedly erased a site from a server with ftp last night. Now luckily, I had a backup from not too long ago. I copied all the files from my back up directory back into my site using filezilla (I ...
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Is it safe to delete 'sites/modules.sav'?

After the upgrade to the newest Drupal v7.31 I've found a new directory called sites/modules.sav with some subdirectories like entity entityreference securelogin securepages session443 What is the ...
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Combining 2 drupal 7 sites - how to move modules?

I am combining 2 drupal sites in to one, was not really my decision. What things I should be careful of and what pitfalls to avaoid? List of things I will be combining Content Types - Bundle copy ...
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Backup & Migrate not working because of perrmission settings? what should they be?

I'm unable to use the Backup & Migrate module because it's telling me the file permissions are not set correctly. i have tried various settings in the command line using chmod. i've removed rwx ...
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Location of data directories under AEgir on Debian

I've got an out-of-the-box AEgir installation (Apache2, MySQL) running on Debian on a VirtualBox machine. I'd like to move the site data directories off the virtual drive onto my host's drive and use ...