Questions tagged [backups]

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

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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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Error 500 and WSOD after restoring backup

Good morning to all. I'm totally new to Drupal and I'm sure this is a newbie question but...I'm stuck in a error 500 after restoring a database backup. Here are the steps I have done: Install ...
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Why didn't the Drush command bam-restore work?

I'm a new admin of a Drupal site (core 7.38 on an OpenSUSE 11 server). Yesterday I ran Drush up to update VBO to 7.x-3.3 and suddenly I could no longer access the site. The homepage displayed the site'...
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Why is Backup Migrate advanced options link going to content page?

See video: http://screencast.com/t/PqKnaYbB5 I am using backup/migrate and when I click advanced options it just takes me to the content page. Also having a issue with clicking the configuration link ...
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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 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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Is it possible to exclude module settings when migrating database?

Our dev server is on an internal network that is not connected to the WWW. As such, I have the Google Analytics module turned off on the dev server, because it really slows down page loads when ...
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Using a backup file to transfer a site to new directory

I am working on a project on a sub-domain of my site that when it is ready I want to move it to my client's site. I was wondering if I can do this by creating a back-up file using 'Backup and Migrate' ...
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How do I prevent cached "Maintenance Mode" messages to anonymous users?

Sometimes pages show up as under Maintenance Mode for anonymous users while working fine for logged in users (the only logged in users are administrators, and I believe I set it so admins always get ...
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Drush archive-dump database dump failed on XAMPP

I want to import my local drupal site in another machine. This is what I ran from DOS from drupal root folder to get my site archive drush archive-dump --destination=mysite.com.tar.gz After few ...
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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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scheduling backup_migrate with elysia cron

I am looking at scheduling backup & migrate jobs with the elysia cron module. Can I ask how to call backup & migrate directly from the elysia script? Or should I be calling "drush bam"?
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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Impossible to create content or edit image styles after Backup/Restore

I'm having difficulties with a website that's running 7.14. I did a backup with backup & migrate, installed a new instance of Drupal (7.40), installed the latest versions of all the modules used ...
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Which of these migration methods should I troubleshoot?

And are the problem's root causes the same? I've done a decent amount of research but the methods I've tried so far have failed. Backup and Migrate gave me this error when I imported the database only:...
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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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Views Error - Views folder is empty

I have a drupal site on remote server. The site is working properly right now. I just check and the views folder is empty!! I looked into the ftp, and also on the remote server it looks like the ...
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How can a View be inserted in the .info description of the Backup and Migrate module?

Using Backup and Migrate (BaM) advanced option description field, I would like to include a view result in the BaM .info file. The view I've set up uses Module/Theme/Theme Engine (ie system table) ...
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Migrating a site that's been updated from 6 to 7

I had a Drupal 6 site on a server that I've made a local copy of using Backup & Migrate. I've now upgraded this site to Drupal 7 on my localhost. When I try to move this to a server (or, as I've ...
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Date problem after restore

I had to restore a drupal 7 site from scheduled backup using backup & migrate. Since then I seem to have problem with date/timestamp. I have a view (3.6) filtering on node created date with ...
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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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How to clone or export a forum thread?

I am wondering what is the best way to somehow clone/export/duplicate a single forum thread?
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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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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 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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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 ...