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How do I backup Sitefinity?

  • How do I backup Sitefinity?
  • Hi - We have a website running Sitefinity 6.2.

    We would like to back it up on a local computer for disaster recovery purposes. 

    What's the best and easiest way to do this? Is there a tool?

    Thanks for your help

    Charles

     

  • Hi Charles,

    In order to backup your Sitefinity project you need to backup:
    - All the Files - Archive Entire solution, including all the projects (SitefinityWebApp and the Custom ones, if any). 
    - Database/s - Sitefinity database and any other (if you have such). More information how to make full backup of sql database is available here. The Database/s name/s (in case you are not sure for its name) could be found in the connection strings. The you in DataConfig.config file (~/App_Data/Sitefinity/Configuration) or in your web.config file.

    I hope the information above was useful.

    Regards,
    Svetoslav Manchev
    Telerik
     
    Do you want to have your say in the Sitefinity development roadmap? Do you want to know when a feature you requested is added or when a bug fixed? Explore the Telerik Sitefinity CMS Ideas&Feedback Portal and vote to affect the priority of the items
     
  • Hi, sorry to bother you. But could you provide a little further info about "All the files".  Where usually those files are located? Our SF version is 3.7 SP4, an old version.

    I'm okay with the SQL database part. 

    Thanks!

  • Hello Michael,

    By all the files I mean - all Sitefinity project files and the other custom projects in the solution, if any.

    If you are not sure where the Sitefinity project files are located on the server you can check in the IIS, where to Explore your web site.

    I hope this helps

    Regards,
    Svetoslav Manchev
    Telerik
     
    Do you want to have your say in the Sitefinity development roadmap? Do you want to know when a feature you requested is added or when a bug fixed? Explore the Telerik Sitefinity CMS Ideas&Feedback Portal and vote to affect the priority of the items