Keeping the backup of your database is an important task to be performed. Maintaining a backup is like keeping Plan ‘B’ if Plan ‘A’ does not work or fails because of any random reason. We know the fact very well that neither accidents give a prior warning and nor do hackers; therefore, keeping a backup makes sure that you have your original work, your true efforts with you in a safe and sound source. When you work with Drupal, then the maintaining a backup becomes easy.
Drupal facilitates you with an option of Backup and Migrate. As the name makes it clear that this module is meant for creating a backup of your website’s database in a safe way. For the same, either restoration task is done, or the data is copied from one source to another. Let it be gzip, bzip, zip compression or automatic scheduled backups; it supports all. Restoring was never this easy. You can convert database either in a file and download it or you can save a file on the server itself. The selection of what to save and what not, is purely your call.
With the version 2.x of Backup and Migrate, you can get the benefits of the following features:
• Backup/Restore multiple databases
• Backup to FTP/S3/Email
• Drush integration
• Multiple backup schedules
• AES encryption for backups
• Backup your files directory
The backup of file directories is done with the help of Backup and Migrate Files module. Furthermore, the Backup and Migrate Files module is compatible only with version 2.x; therefore no point in trying it out with version 1.
In addition to this, the module makes it sure that the backup files that are saved on the server are protected from the public. This process of securing the files from the public is done by default by a. htaccess rule. This works only on Apache Servers, so in case you are using some other server, then you should look for another way to protect your backup directory.
Your data is authentic and holds importance to a large extent. Thus, the backup and restore of your database is one of the key issues of concern. However, Drupal, an open source Content Management System offers you certain modules and other related solutions that make it hard task easy for you. In Drupal security is given priority; perhaps this is the USP that makes it marketable in the widespread and competitive domain.