Questions tagged [backups]

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

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Panel content page not displaying correctly after restoring backup on different server

I recently had to restore a backup to a new server, and many things seem to be working fine, but others are not. For example The panes page which is suppose to show links neatly on the page in a ...
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Backup & Migrate scheduled backup silently fail

I've tried to use backup & migrate for backups on my omega8 based aegir server. Although I've defined a schedule, and setup cron interval to 1 hour, it doesn't work - no backups are generated. ...
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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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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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Why does my site fail after restoring the database?

I tried migrating my Drupal live site to localhost to test it there. I followed the instructions in Migrating a site. Cleared the cache Disabled clean URLs Enabled mod_rewrite Then I backuped my ...
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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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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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After DB backup and restore: Call to undefined function user_access() in ...includes/menu.inc

This question pertains to a Drupal 7 multi-site install. As a test for some future backup/migrate bash scripting that I am doing for work, I made a backup/dump of my test site postgres DB. I then ...
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How do I synchronize sites/default/files wtith a AmazonS3 bucket?

I need to sync sites/defalut/files with a amazons3 bucket. I found the AmazonS3 module, which replaces the storage location, while I still want to use the files at sites/defalut/files. I want to use ...
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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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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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Restoring a database breaks clean URLs

I am using Drupal 7 and the Backup & Migrate module to restore (or import) a Drupal installation that works fine on a different computer. When I run the import process everything seems to work ...
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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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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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How to merge tables and files from development to production

I am new to Drupal, but have learned a lot over the last two or three months. I am still fuzzy and perplexed about how to migrate new functionality and/or content from development to production. I ...
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Moving a site, links/admin do not work

I moved a drupal installation from one server to another. Steps I followed: Copied whole directory structure from old server. Exported database from old server. added files to newdomain/drupal ...
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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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"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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Does backup and migrate include the users and login info?

I'm migrating from the test environment to the live environment, both of which have a separate set of users/logins/privileges. How do I not overwrite this information when migrating from one site to ...
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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 restore a site from a backup done with Backup and Migrate module using Drush

Just that. I've a backup using the backup and migrate module. I've done some changes and now the site is down. I can't restore the site using the admin interface (because it's broken). Can I use ...
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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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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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Call to undefined function making site unavailable

After making a Backup/Migrate copy of source site files, the very source site for unknown reason broke down with this error: Fatal error: Call to undefined function ...
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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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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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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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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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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 ...