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Drupal 7 by David Mercer

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Backups

There are plenty of reasons to make backups of both the filesystem and database. As mentioned several times throughout the course of the book, always back up anything that is at risk of being damaged, whenever you modify code, add a new module, or even implement upgrades. It sounds like a real pain to do this because the majority of the time, nothing goes wrong with the application. Sooner or later though, for some unfathomable reason, if you don't make backups, you will get stung in precisely the most painful spot!

Especially, corrupting or breaking a database, which in turn leads to a loss of precious data, can be a real pain in the backend of your application. So, while it is fairly easy to back up the files on the filesystem ...

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