Backing up data
Tip: Back up site and
user files in different backup directories. This enables quick identification
of the files you want to restore. If you back up all the files in the
same backup directory, selecting files while restoring can be overwhelming.
Example. Back up
Site files to a site_backup
directory and User files to a user_backup
To back up data, click Backup/Restore in
the shortcuts area of the Home page (Tools section), then follow the instructions below.
go to wizard Step1
You need to choose the type
of backup, select the appropriate mode
of transfer and provide the required miscellaneous
wizard Step1: Choose
the type of backup
Choose the type of
backup, by selecting one of the option buttons in the Type
of Backup area.
Site - Backs up your site.
Users - Backs up data
pertaining to users of your site.
Click the arrow in the Users
list, and choose only one of the following.
- To back up all user accounts
<name of the User>
- To back up a particular user. Press
Ctrl + the left mouse button
to select multiple users.
wizard Step2: Select
mode of transfer
Choose the mode of
data transfer to the backup server.
You can choose to download or FTP the data to the backup
server. Large files may take a long time to transfer depending on the
quality of your Internet connection. An FTP
transfer is recommended as a faster and more reliable option.
- Ideal for backing up small files to a desktop.
In the Download
Backup area, select the Download
option button to download to a desktop or local server.
Go to Step3
of the wizard.
The Download File window opens.
Click Download file.
The File Download window opens asking if you want to open the file
or save the file to your computer.
In the Save
As dialog, enter or retain the default name of the backup file.
- Ideal for backing up large files to a remote FTP server.
You should have the FTP
server utility installed on the backup server to use this transfer mode.
In the Backup
to FTP Server area, select the FTP option
button to transfer the files using FTP to a remote FTP server.
In the FTP
Server field, enter the host name or IP address of the FTP server
you want to use as the backup server.
In the FTP
Login field, enter the user name to the FTP server.
In the FTP
Password field, enter the password to the FTP server.
In the FTP
Location field, enter the directory path of the directory on the FTP
server you want to use as the backup directory. If you leave the field
blank, the files will be saved to the home directory of the user specified
in step 3.
the specified directory does not exist, the backup fails and an email
message containing the error is sent to you.
In the Maximum Backup File Size
field, enter the maximum size of the backup file.
Various file systems and FTP server utilities have limits on the file
size they can handle. If the size of your backup file exceeds the file
management capacity of the file system or the FTP server utility on your
backup server, the file is split into multiple files before continuing
with the backup.
The split files follow the naming convention given below:
is the name of your backup file.
to Step3 of the wizard.
wizard Step3: Enter
In the Email
field, enter the email address at which you want to receive email notifications.
The status of the backup is conveyed in an email notification
sent to the address specified in the Email
Site Administrator's Help
Published April 16, 2004