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How to backup website?


Alex276

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I was wondering how to make a backup of my entire site, but I'm completely new to OScommerce so I thought I'd ask here. If I click backups it takes me to this screen:

 

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Where do I go from here to make a backup of the entire site? I would rather save it as a local copy on my computer if possible.

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There is 2 things to backup.

 

Files

Data

 

You can backup your files by using an FTP program to save them to a folder on your computer.

You can backup the data using phpMyAdmin (most host have this service), there you can export the database and save it locally. The backup utility included with oscommerce does this as well but saves them on the server in the backup folder.

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Alex,

 

 

You can choose to download the database to your local machine my click the checkbox on the right side during the back up process. That will give you a current backup if your data.

 

To back up your files, use your FTP client (Filezilla) to download the entire store directory to your local machine.

 

 

 

 

 

Chris

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Alex,

 

 

Once you set up Filezilla to connect to your hosting account TWO windows appear (usually left and right side). The left is your local machine so choose the directory that you want to download your site into on your local machine in the left window pane. On the right is the files on your server, so choose the directory that your website is in by right clicking on it and choose DOWNLOAD from the pop up menu. That will put a copy of all of your store files onto your local computer into the directory you chose.

 

Chris

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