Backing up Drupal website content can be a tricky task, unless specialized backup software, like Handy Backup, used for backing up CMS. Handy Backup allows Drupal backup through FTP connections, as well as via FTPS or SFTP, to securely copy all your website content.
Drupal backup must be performed under the next circumstances:
These two types of Drupal backup operations have drastically different frequency of occurring, and require completely different approaches to scheduling.
You will need to save copies of your data after any logical period of data renovation. For most active websites, this period is roughly a workday. Dynamic websites with thousands of simultaneous online operations require much more frequent backup, perhaps on hours or minutes.
This operation can be viewed as “extreme” circumstances and often you do not need to schedule it; saving website content for migrating purposes can be made manually when the time comes. Nonetheless, you can schedule it or just use the last full backup to backup and migrate Drupal.
To back up Drupal content, different instruments exist. All these instruments are much more difficult to learn and use than Handy Backup. For matters of convenience, we will describe some of these tools.
To save all the information from your Drupal CMS, please do the sequence of actions according to the following instruction. This sequence is universal, so it has no changes when you plan to perform Drupal 7 backup of files instead of previous job with Drupal 6, where you backed up databases.
Note: If you are planning to backup Drupal with some database, create a new data source from the particular database engine you are using on the Step 2. Detailed instructions about database backup you can read in the User Manual.
Note: You can copy a fresh CMS backup task to another, and then edit it in aspects of scheduling and backup type, for simple transformation of full backup task to more frequent incremental, differential or mixed backup operation.
Website backup is a quite simple procedure. Just follow next action sequence to take a result.
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.
Any edition of Handy Backup can save data from your Drupal environment. You can fully automate and schedule backup tasks, according to your Drupal management rules. Try to save your Drupal data with Handy Backup just now, downloading the 30-days free trial version!