Setting up a backup system

Configuring a backup system is essential for even the smallest of websites. This recipe is about creating a simple on-going backup system to make regular and automated backups of the content of a site, that is to say, its database and user files. This recipe does not specify a system for backing up the Drupal core files, custom themes, and contributed modules. These must be managed separately.

Getting ready

Before beginning this recipe, please install and enable the most recent releases of the following two modules:

To install the Backup and Migrate Files module, you will need to enable the PEAR Archive_Tar library.

How to do it...

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