Magento 1.x Software Support Notice
For Magento Commerce 1, Magento is providing software support through June 2020. Depending on your Magento Commerce 1 version, software support may include both quality fixes and security patches. Please review our Magento Software Lifecycle Policy to see how your version of Magento Commerce 1 is supported.
Creating a Backup
Database backup files are compressed using the .gz format. For the system backups and database and media backups, the .tgz format is used. Backup files are stored in the var/backups directory in your Magento file system. The files that are stored in the /var/cache, /var/log, /var/session and /var/report folders are excluded from the backup.
|1.||On the Admin menu, select System > Tools > Backups.|
|2.||Click one of the following buttons, depending on the backup type you need to create:|
Database and Media Backup
Creates a backup of the database and the media folder.
Creates a backup of the database.
|3.||To put the store into maintenance mode during the backup, select the checkbox. After the backup is created, maintenance mode is turned off automatically.|
|4.||If you are creating a system backup, select the Include Media folder to System Backup checkbox if you want to include the media folder. When prompted, confirm the action.|
|1.||On the Admin menu, select System > Magento Connect > Magento Connect Manager.|
|2.||Select the Create Backup checkbox and select the backup type.|
|3.||Proceed with an extension installation or Magento update. The backup is created automatically and available at System > Tools > Backups.|