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automatic archiving of the site for backup

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  1. martin
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    10 Feb 2009
    04 Mar 2009
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    I have a "general" question about Sitefinity. Our client has asked as to whether there's a feature within Sitefinity to archive and backup the site... so that IF something went drastically wrong on the server, then a backup could be reinstalled?

    I understand how Sitefinity manages to hold "previous" versions of web pages, so pages can individually be rolled-back... But I'm referring to a site-wide backup.

  2. Dido
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    24 Sep 2012
    04 Mar 2009
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    Hello martin,

    No, this is not a feature that Sitefinity provides. Sitefinity does provide a history feature (excluded from the Community edition), but in reality it just persists another instance of the same object in the same database.

    There is a lot of dedicated software for backup, and at this point it is considered that there is no need for Sitefinity to do the same. You can write a simple program or script that copies a directory tree to somewhere else and schedule it to execute, say, every night. The downfall with this approach is that  performance and storage space become a major concern.

    In summary, I recommend to you to use a dedicated software for making a backup of the site.

    Articles about Windows Scheduler:
    Here is a list of backup software on wikipedia.

    I hope that this information is helpful.

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