Take a Backup Using Magento Built in System : Backup Database Creation
Today at Magento Web Design we will be showing you how to create a Magento backup database. This free Magento developer guide will explain the process step-by-step so that you can safely make important changes to your Magento eCommerce site without the risk of damaging it beyond repair.
At Magento Web Design we carry out this simple task on a day-to-day basis. In our experience we always recommend that any changes to a Magento website be done in a test environment. We understand that this is not always possible, and that’s perfectly fine. However, make sure that you have a Magento backup database. Creating a database backup with Magento is incredibly easy.
LOCATE THE BACKUP SECTION
In order to create a Magento backup database you will first have to locate the section of Magento where you can do this.
From the Magento Dashboard, simply hover over the last tab which is named “System“, in the “System” drop down menu hover over “Tools” and then select “Backup” from the two options available. If you have followed this correctly you will now be in the “Backups” section. From here you will be able to see three prominent orange buttons in the top right hand corner. As we are only carrying out a database backup you can safely ignore the first two of the buttons.
NAME AND CREATE YOUR MAGENTO BACKUP DATABASE
Now that you’re in the right place it’s time to create your Magento eCommerce site’s database backup. Upon clicking the “database backup” button you will be greeted with this warning message.
WARNING: PAY ATTENTION TO THE WARNING! It will inform you that you will have to wait when the backup is being made. This process may take anyway from three minutes to three hours depending on;
•the size of your database
•the number of products you have
•the number of categories in your Magento eCommerce site
Once the Magento backup is made you will be faced with another pop-up. This is where you create the name for your database backup. It’s always a good idea to give your Magento backup a name that you will remember. For Example: backup01112016 would be good if you created it on 01/11/2016. We recommend using UK date format as it’s always the best format.
Underneath the Magento backup name you will notice a small box. This small box is the option to put your Magento eCommerce site into maintenance mode. This is completely optional but is always a good idea if you are creating a database backup at peak times. Having your Magento eCommerce site on maintenance mode will temporarily deny access to your site, avoiding any unwanted purchases that may have an effect on your backup or vice versa.
THAT’S YOU DONE! IT REALLY IS THAT SIMPLE
Congratulations! If you have correctly followed this Magento developer guide you will now have a Database Backup for your Magento eShop! Now you can make important changes to your Magento eCommerce site without any risk.
Here at Magento Web Design we create Magento backup databases before making any major changes to a site. The whole point of our free Magento developer guide is to show you that this can be done by anyone. However, for the best results you want your Magento backup database handled by a company of experienced professionals.
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