Your website is the heart and soul of your online business. It is hence very essential to protect it from disasters – most likely a web server crash or any scenario that will make it unavailable to users. Implementation of an effective backup strategy is hence of utmost importance. It is necessary to backup your Drupal website on a daily, weekly and monthly basis.
So what exactly should you include in your backups?
- Database: Backup of the MySQL database is important. This is where all your website data is going to be! Ensure you read all the database backup guidelines for databases.
- Core files: The root directory, and any files you might have modified for your website requires to be backed up.
- Even the non-core files need to be backed up.