DotNetNuke Backup: Prepare to Save and Restore DNN Website

DotNetNuke Backup

Handy Backup can drastically speed up all DotNetNuke backup operations. It works with both the static content (through different versions of FTP protocol) and databases of any type. All operations are fully automated, allowing saving your time, money, and, of course, your DotNetNuke CMS content.

Download Handy Backup

Version 7.19.0, built on 8 November, 2018
164 MB

Declare Independence, or Why to Use Handy Backup


With the implementation of Handy Backup instead of traditional methods for backup DotNetNuke website, you are completely independent from such things as researching the particular web hosting settings, learning DotNetNuke internal architecture or paying extra fee for backing up. Let us compare Handy Backup with other ways of DNN backup existed as “traditional”.


Handy Backup vs DotNetNuke Module for Backup

Only some of most advanced DotNetNuke backup module contains settings allowing user controlling a few aspects of the backup process. Some modules require extra programming for using non-standard settings. Instead, Handy Backup provides control over every single aspect of DNN backup.


Handy Backup vs Scripts and Utilities for Saving DotNetNuke CMS Content

Most programs capable to download and save DotNetNuke data are costly and/or require manual control for backing up DNN data. Some users write different scripts, although this method requires significant knowledge about DNN and script language. Handy Backup just do its job.


Handy Backup vs Backup Provided by Hosting Companies

Most web hosting companies back up data stored on websites governed by particular hosting. Besides this backup, some providers allow users backing up DotNetNuke data by other ways (and, of course, by an extra fee, completed sometimes with a fee for restoration). Handy Backup requires NO fee for using.



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Handy Backup Small Server

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Handy Backup for Small Business

For backing up DotNetNuke data, please use the Handy Backup Small Server edition.
Free 30-days trial version!


Backup and Restore DotNetNuke with Handy Backup


If you want to create a task automatically saving your DotNetNuke content, please follow the next instruction.

  1. In Handy Backup, open a new task wizard. To do it, please press Ctrl+N, click on a “New task” button located on the Management Panel, or select a “New task…” menu item.
  2. On the Step 1, select a backup task and proceed to the next step.
  3. On the Step 2, select the data source on the left panel, according to your DotNetNuke connection parameters (FTP, SFTP or FTPS). Add it to the backup list on the right panel.

FTP Configuration

  1. Double-click on the “New configuration…” item. In a new window appearing, fill all the fields at this window according to your connection settings, and then test this connection (you need to set up the connection settings only once).

DotNetNuke Backup Settings

  1. When the connection test is successful, a data selection window will appear. Select all data in your FTP folder that you want to back up. To select or unselect some data mark or unmark the checkboxes before the file or folder name.
  2. Press “OK” for returning to the data source window of the Step 2.
  3. On this step, you may want also to save data from your DotNetNuke database along with static data. To back up database, select a data source representing your database engine (e.g. MySQL), and then establish the connection with a database and select data you want to backup.

Note: Please read the User Manual for detailed instructions about database backup.

  1. Proceed to the Step 3 and select where you will store your DotNetNuke website snapshots. It can be almost any modern storage, from a small USB flash drive to the cloud service account located on Google Drive, Dropbox or Amazon S3.
  2. Now do all the next steps for task creation. Select the type of backup, program version keeping, manipulate with backup compression and encryption if you feel a need for it. These actions are not specific for backup DotNetNuke sites.
  3. Step 6 allows scheduling a task. Set the desired frequency of downloading for your website copies. We are recommending snapshotting your website content and database in a relatively short period, perhaps from hours to daily backups.
  4. The last step is naming your backup task. That is all; Handy Backup will do any other things for you. Start your task manually, or use scheduled sequences for automatic backup. Enjoy!


Video Example


Learn how to backup a website with Handy Backup, step by step.

Note: Instructions in this video suggest that you already have Handy Backup installed on your computer. If you still haven’t done so, don’t hesitate to download it.


Restore DNN Website from Backup

To restore DotNetNuke content, just create the restoration task using almost the same operations than for backup. On the Step 2, select your backup folder, and on the Step 3, choose the place for restoration. (Yes, you can restore data to another place, migrating or mirroring your DNN site!)

Download Handy Backup

Version 7.19.0, built on 8 November, 2018
164 MB

Do not bother to try all functions of DotNetNuke backup and other possibilities of backup automation with Handy Backup as your personal experience! Download the latest version of Handy Backup for a completely free 30-days trial period.


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