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

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Can't restore existing site (no route found for "GET /")

I have a site with Drupal 9.2.5 and the site was clobbered after installing WordPress in the web root. I have a backup of the site database, and the sites/default/* files, but I just can't get Drupal ...
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Is there a token for the cron token?

For internal use by editors I would like to get cron link into a custom menu, but I need to do this dynamically, such that it can used across multiple sites. Editors do not have access to Admin ...
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Why does my admin page appear corrupted after using Backup and Migrate? [closed]

I recently restored a site backup using the Backup and Migrate plugin. Now my admin toolbar looks like this. Flushing cache does nothing. How can I fix this?
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Can I use Flysystem with backup_migrate?

I would like to use Backup & Migrate for my Drupal 8 site. Is there a way to use Flysystem for backups? Should I install S3FS? I have Flysystem configured to handle all of my files and images ...
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Recover a deleted user's content

A few weeks ago a site admin canceled a user account on one of my Drupal 7 sites and clicked on "Delete the account and its content." That user had created about half the content on the site in ...
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How to make "Backup & Migrate" not backup my Backups?

I am configuring a backup-automatism with Backup & Migrate to regularly save a copy of the site and my database on the server. The scheduling works quite well and every week a copy of the site is ...
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Connection timeout when using backup module

Currently running Drupal 7.65. Trying to update to 7.67 due to the security update. I've been trying to run the backup & migrate module to back-up my site, but even when doing partial back-ups (...
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Error opening socket ssl://api.nodesquirrel.com:443

I am using Backup and Migrate on D7. I am unable to backup to NodeSquirrel due to the following error: TYPE backup_migrate The NodeSquirrel server returned the following error: Error opening ...
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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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How do I move a site to a new server?

How do I move a site to a new server? I have a backup file for the database content and all the files. I uploaded it using cPanel to the new server, imported the database, and updated the username ...
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How to limit drush tar-options="--exclude pattern matching to be specific and not recursive

With the folder structure like so /site_root /site_root/images /site_root/core /site_root/core/modules/images /site_root/libraries etc When doing a drush archive dump backup, from the inside ...
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Development -> Production pipeline

Is there any way that Development website can be passed to Production without overriding the nodes on Production. I tried the default backup and migrate modules but it overrides the existing nodes. ...
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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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How to selectively import and export content between 2 Drupal websites?

How to merge simple core content into from site a to site b. Content is created using core functionality and modules. Let's say I have 2 Drupal 7 sites, both have same configuration and modules. ...
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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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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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extracting data from specific content type

I have an old site developed with drupal 7 and now I have created a new site (with new template) with drupal 8. I want to extract a specific content type data and restore in the new site. suppose I ...
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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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Upgrade Backup and Migrate from 2.x to 3.x

Is it possible to upgrade without losing profile settings? Or is it simply uninstall 2.x, install 3.x and recreate profile settings?
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HTTP error 500 when backup entire site

Using Backup and Migrate module on a D7 site separate backups (data / files) give no problem (backup to nodesquirrel AND download) but backup entire site (data + files) generates "http error 500" (...
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How to Migrate from SQLite to MySQL?

I built a Drupal 8 site using SQLite. Performance is awful, so I'd like to use MySQL instead. What's the best way to go about this? A step-by-step guide would be nice, but any advice and tips are ...
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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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Backup and Migrate writing empty files locally

When I do either a scheduled or a manual backup, that's all I get. When I also write to NodeSquirrel, the NodeSquirrel backups are fine. The problem started when I moved the private file folder to a ...
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Backup and migrate exhausts memory

I have a new Drupal 8 site, where I installed few minor modules and Commerce 2.0 beta3, but the site has only 2 nodes so far, even the commerce tables are empty. However even with PHP memory limit set ...
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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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Exporting nodes except for specific fields

I'm wanting to transfer a set of content from one drupal site to another - the field structure etc is the same but there are a couple of requirements: 1) I need to be able export only nodes of a ...
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How to migrate joomla users mysql file to drupal users. I have only MySQL database backup. I don't have files [closed]

I have only MySQL database backup. I don't have files.
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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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Trying to monitor NodeSquirrel backups

We are testing out NodeSquirrel on our own palantetech.coop site, and I'm working on figuring out the best way to monitor it. Currently we use a module that we made (https://github.com/mxroo/...
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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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Why does nothing change when I attempt to restore a backup?

I have a drupal 7.43 installation and it has been doing regular backups using the Backup and Restore module. I wanted to do a restore but I'm blocked at every turn it seems. I go to Configuration >> ...
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How to restore uploaded backup in Drupal 7 (public files or entire website) correctly?

When trying to restore public directory I see: PDOException: SQLSTATE[23000]: Integrity constraint violation: 1062 Duplicate entry 'temporary://cvetmagazin-2016-03-13T16-28-59.tar__0.gz' for key 'uri'...
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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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How can I automate backups on Pantheon?

I know I can upgrade my account and have Pantheon do it for me but I want to explore the possibility of writing a bash shell script which uses Terminus commands to backup all my Drupal sites so that I ...
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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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Having problems with Backup migrate and file system for custom back up settings

I am trying to set up backup migrate but keep getting this error with my custom destinations: The specified file C:\source\sites\defaut\files\tmp\bacE255.tmp.mysql.gz.info could not be copied, ...
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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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Exporting comments only from one drupal site to another

How can i export only comments from a Drupal Site (Live) to a Drupal site (Dev). The content of both sites is same. The live site only has new users and comments. I already exported the users and ...
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