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=== Introduction ===
 
=== Introduction ===
 
aMember provides a simple backup/restore option in the admin control panel under the utilities option (see image).  
 
aMember provides a simple backup/restore option in the admin control panel under the utilities option (see image).  
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[[File:backup.png|200px]]
  
 
'''Please note''' this is a database backup of aMember tables only, it does not back up items such as customisations (eg site.php, site.css etc), content or other applications (like Wordpress). To protect your complete site content you need something like backing up from within WHM/CPanel or similar options.
 
'''Please note''' this is a database backup of aMember tables only, it does not back up items such as customisations (eg site.php, site.css etc), content or other applications (like Wordpress). To protect your complete site content you need something like backing up from within WHM/CPanel or similar options.
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=== Backup ===
 
=== Backup ===
 
Creating a backup is simple, click the 'Backup' option then the 'Backup' button and you will be prompted to download your aMember data, see image below.
 
Creating a backup is simple, click the 'Backup' option then the 'Backup' button and you will be prompted to download your aMember data, see image below.
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[[File:backupopt.png|400px]]
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=== Restore ===
 
=== Restore ===
 
Restoring a backup is just as simple, click 'Restore' select the file that you previously download and then click the 'Restore' button.
 
Restoring a backup is just as simple, click 'Restore' select the file that you previously download and then click the 'Restore' button.
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[[File:backuprest.png|400px]]
  
 
As shown on the image "<span style="color: red;">'''WARNING! ALL YOUR CURRENT AMEMBER TABLES AND RECORDS WILL BE REPLACED WITH THE CONTENTS OF THE BACKUP!'''</span>"
 
As shown on the image "<span style="color: red;">'''WARNING! ALL YOUR CURRENT AMEMBER TABLES AND RECORDS WILL BE REPLACED WITH THE CONTENTS OF THE BACKUP!'''</span>"
  
 
'''Warning''' any transactions, new users or other changes will be lost if you restore a database backup.
 
'''Warning''' any transactions, new users or other changes will be lost if you restore a database backup.

Revision as of 18:32, 26 December 2016

Introduction

aMember provides a simple backup/restore option in the admin control panel under the utilities option (see image).

Backup.png

Please note this is a database backup of aMember tables only, it does not back up items such as customisations (eg site.php, site.css etc), content or other applications (like Wordpress). To protect your complete site content you need something like backing up from within WHM/CPanel or similar options.

Backup

Creating a backup is simple, click the 'Backup' option then the 'Backup' button and you will be prompted to download your aMember data, see image below.

Backupopt.png


Restore

Restoring a backup is just as simple, click 'Restore' select the file that you previously download and then click the 'Restore' button.

Backuprest.png

As shown on the image "WARNING! ALL YOUR CURRENT AMEMBER TABLES AND RECORDS WILL BE REPLACED WITH THE CONTENTS OF THE BACKUP!"

Warning any transactions, new users or other changes will be lost if you restore a database backup.