Magento Commerce, 2.0.11

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Magento Commerce 2.0 gives you the ability to back up different parts of the system—such as the file system, database, and media files—and to rollback automatically. A record for each backup appears in the grid on the Backups page. Deleting a record from the list deletes the archived file as well. Database backup files are compressed using the .gz format. For the system backups and database and media backups, the .tgz format is used. As a best practice, you should restrict access to backup tools, and back up before installing extensions and updates.

  • Restrict Access to Backup Tools

    Access to the Backups and Rollback management tool can be restricted by configuring user permissions for backup and rollback resources. To restrict access, leave the corresponding checkbox unselected. If you need to grant access to rollback resources, you must grant access to backup resources as well.

    Backup Before Installing Extensions and Updates

    Always perform a backup before you install an extension or update Magento. Magento Connect Manager (MCM) includes a backup option that you can use before installing an extension or upgrading to a new release.

To create a backup:

1. On the AdminThe password-protected back office of your store where orders, catalog, content, and configurations are managed. sidebarThe right or left column of a two-column page layout., tap System. Then under Tools, choose Backups.

2. In the upper-right corner, tap the button for the type of backup you want to create:
  • System Backup

    Creates a complete backup of the database and the file system. During the process, you can choose to include the media folder in the backup.

    Database and Media Backup

    Creates a backup of the database and the media folder.

    Database Backup

    Creates a backup of the database.

3. To put the store into maintenance mode during the backup, mark the checkbox. When the backup is complete, maintenance mode is turned off automatically.
4. For a system backup, mark the Include Media folder to System Backup checkbox if you want to include the media folder. Then when prompted, confirm the action.