Creating Backups

This section covers creating backups. We suggest that larger sites backup their data at least once weekly, while smaller sites should back up every 2-4 weeks.

Creating a backup is very simple:

Step 1.   Place a check box next to the items you wish to backup.

Step 2.   Click the "Create Backup" button.

At the bottom of the screen you will see a link to the backup you just created.  It will look like:

Click Here to Download the Latest Backup - backup-Feb-18-2008-1.tar.gz

At this point you may exit the menu or download the backup to your computer by clicking on the link.

Additional Information

The backup file takes the form of:

[backup]-[Month]-[Day]-[Year]-[Backup Number].

If you created several backups on the same day, they would look like:




This feature prevents you from accidentally overwriting a backup file.

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