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Elgg 1.8 Social Networking by Cash Costello

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Managing the site

After the server is configured, Elgg is installed, and your site's membership is growing, there are other administrative tasks that should be performed on a daily basis such as backing up your site, stopping spammers, and interacting with the users. This section provides an overview of these important tasks.

Backup

Servers crash and hard drives fail. It is a reality of server administration that cannot be escaped. You need to prepare by regularly backing up your site. There are three primary components to every Elgg site:

  1. Code (Elgg and your plugins).
  2. Database.
  3. User files in data directory.

With backups of these three components, you will always be able to restore a site if a failure occurs. The other components that should be backed ...

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