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Drupal 7.x. How to make full website backup

Most website hosts provide software to back up your site. Check with your host to find out what services and programs they provide.

In this tutorial we will show you how to make a full backup for your Drupal Site.

Drupal 7.x. How to make full website backup

There are 2 steps to make the backup.

  1. First, backup the database.

    1. To make sure you will work with the right database, log into your Hosting control panel. Select ‘File manager‘ button, locate the root folder for your Drupal website, it should have this look:


      Go to the ‘sites‘ and then ‘default‘ folder. Look for the file named ‘settings.php‘. Open this file and check the codes for database name, username and password, it should look like this:


    2. Go back to cPanel, open ‘phpMyAdmin‘ panel, then select the database name that you have checked above. Next, click to ‘Export‘ button to export this database. Save it as a .zip/.sql file on your computer:


  2. Next, you should back up all the files of Drupal website.

    1. From hosting cpanel, go to ‘File Manager‘, there is usually the ability to archive the content:


    2. Then download and save it as a .zip file to your computer:


Now you have the full backup files saved on your computer:


Feel free to check the detailed video tutorial below:

Drupal 7.x. How to make full website backup

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