Backing up your site

Elefant includes a backup command in the command line utility. To back up your entire site, including the database, to a backups folder in your home folder, use the following commands:

$ cd /path/to/your/site
$ ./elefant backup ~/backups/

This will generate a timestamped backup file, for example backup-2011-12-15-08-23-55.tar.gz. The database backup can be found in the file dump.sql in the backup archive.

Scheduled backups

Here's an example crontab configuration for nightly backups at 2am:

0 2 * * * cd /path/to/your/site; ./elefant backup ~/backups/
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