The backup section of the admin area allows you to export, import, download or delete a backup file. A backup file contains all data from the database including articles and settings.


When you click "Export Backup" the script will write all data into a file in the folder /cache/backup/. The file name consists of the date (ISO standard) and time of the export. The content is formatted in MySQL statements which make it possible for you to import it using any other MySQL administration tool such as PHPMyAdmin.


If you want to import a backup, simply select the one you intend to import from the list and click "Import Backup".

Attention: Importing a backup will delete (as in completely destroy) all existing data. It is advised to export a backup first.


This option allows you to save a local copy of the export file. This way you can upload the backup to your server in case of a full data loss including all files on your server.


This option will delete a backup file.

Please note: The admin account information (login name, e-mail address and password) are neither exported nor imported in order to make sure those information do not change unexpected when you work with backups.