How to Use the Backup and Migrate Module in Drupal
Released: March 11, 2013
Length: 1.02 hours
Certificate: Finish lessons, plus pass quizzes with an average of 70%
Tags: Drupal 7
The Backup and Migrate Module is one of the essential modules for any Drupal website. It simplifies the task of backing up, restoring or moving your Drupal site.
With Backup and Migrate you can dump some or all of your database tables to a file download or save to a file on the server, and to restore from an uploaded or previously saved database dump. You can chose which tables and what data to backup and cache data is excluded by default.
In this course, Brian Lewis teaches us how to use the module and get the most of out it, including scheduling and sending our backups to a variety of destinations.
I got back into Drupal about a year before Drupal 7 was released, so I built a couple of sites in Drupal 6. Then in January I completely switched over to D7 when it was released. Because I decided to make the switch right away, I was running into a lot of bugs/issues that hadn't been resolved yet. So, I started to make videos helping other people with the problems I found.
With the videos I made, I realized that I had shown some solutions, but people still had a lot of questions about edge cases. That was when I saw the light, and had the idea to put together series of short videos covering different topics. This format allowed me go in-depth with each module. I'm glad to be sharing these videos on OSTraining!