Backing Up Server-Based Sites

Occasionally, the files on a server-based site can actually be newer than the files in the local copy of the same site. For example, if the server-based site contains form data, is a shopping cart, or is a type of dynamic site that takes user input, the server-based site will have more or newer information than the local copy. In this case, making a backup copy of the server-based site is essential.

Another reason to back up a server-based site is that the local copy might become lost, corrupt, or compromised in some way. Still another reason to back up a server-based site is that you might acquire a new customer and need all their online assets to be brought down to your local computer so that you can work on their ...

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