Backing up your Drupal site


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Backing up your Drupal site

Once you have a Drupal site that you like, you'll want a quick and easy way to back it up for safekeeping or to save a copy to migrate to another server. Fortunately, the process is fairly painless, thanks to the MySQL utility, phpMyAdmin. But first, we're going to have to save the files that are in the Drupal directory. Drupal stores information in two ways, first as those files and second as the information in the MySQL database. First, we go up to where we have our Drupal directory, in our case it's in Users/tomgeller/Sites/drupal.

Backing this up is amazingly easy, just Command+C or Ctrl+C. Go to wherever you want to back it up, Command+V or Ctrl+V on a PC. And there we are, we've made a copy of the entire directory. These files can also be backed up using a standard backup program such as Time Machine or Intego Personal Backup on the Mac, or as part of your regular computer backup discipline. If your files are on a server, you'll have to use an FTP program. In...

Backing up your Drupal site
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Backing up your Drupal site provides you with in-depth training on Web. Taught by Tom Geller as part of the Drupal 6 Essential Training

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