Magento System Backup and Restore
Magento backup allows saving data from websites controlled by Magento CMS. With an assistance of Handy Backup, you can save both static-type FTP content and dynamic data kept by a database engine. This technique is quick and reliable, requiring up to no tuning for different Magento versions.
Advantages of Magento Backup and Restore with Handy Backup
No Need for Scripts and Extension Tools
Direct Cloning and Mirroring
How to Backup Magento
Firstly, we will describe how to backup Magento website using Handy Backup, for you can compare this technique with other methods presented in common IT practice. Let us speak about some crucial advantages for users of Handy Backup planning backing up Magento:
How Frequently You Need Backing up Magento?
This is a matter of your personal backup strategy, although we recommend to backup Magento every day (at least, every workday), as well as to create a separate Magento scheduled backup to a different data storage at least once or twice a week.
Creating the Magento Backup Task
Please follow the next steps to create a task for Magento system backup.
Note: This step is described in details for each database type, including generic ODBC-based connections, in corresponding sections of the User Manual.
To save all your Magento website information, please do the sequence of actions according to the following video.
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.
Restoration for Magento Site
You can create a restoration task using the same sequence as for backup task described before. Naturally, for a recovery task you must firstly select backup storage containing your Magento backup, and then choose destination for each restored component.
Note: These destinations may be changed from original, allowing you replicating and mirroring your Magento sites at will. Just select the different destination for your data and configure the access rules to this new destination if the need for it will emerge.
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