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Easy way to rollback a CiviCRM upgrade?

We're running CiviCRM on Joomla on an on premises Linux server. Joomla has the wonderful Akeeba Backup that ensures that you can restore the complete website, including CiviCRM. That has saved us a ...
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How to Transfer Big Data to a Different Domain

I received a SQL error while updating CiviCRM. He asked me to restore the old database, but I didn't have a backup at the time. Therefore I could not make a healthy update. Then I applied all the ...
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How can I create a copy of my CiviCRM site?

Upgrade instructions include: Use your backup to create a copy of your site (directories and database), and ensure that this copied site works correctly. How can I create a copy of my CiviCRM ...
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How to Parameterize Backup & Migrate to have both DBs saved?

Moving to Drupal 7.61 / Civi 7.8.2 Using Backup & Migrate, I realize that my Civi DB has never been saved (I can only do it manually via quick Backup) : Settings give the ability to back-up : ...
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Can't use backup migrate module, CIVI crm error is: “The website encountered an unexpected error. Please try again later.”

Been using Xampp and doing backups for years, it's Xampp portable, so solved my timeout issues a long time ago... All other sites on this Xampp local work fine, using windows 10, 64, and Drupal7/CIVI ...
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How can I clear all contacts (as if they never existed) without touching any CiviCRM settings?

After having put a lot of time into customizing a CiviCRM installation, I want a way to replicate the configuration / customization / installed-extensions, but start from scratch on the contacts (so ...
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CiviCRM backup query

I want to make a weekly/fortnight backup of CiviCRM running on Wordpress. Two things I need to do: Backup on same machine Replicate the database on another machine. Looking for simple steps to ...
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How to make backup joomla CiviCRM smaller?

I made a backup of my httpdocs directory (a very small Joomla and CiviCRM extension) and discovered the backup contained more than 15000 different files? Is this normal? can I skip some of these from ...
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How to find CiviCRM version in SQL from a database backup

I have a backup of a CiviCRM database from some time ago that I'd like to inspect inside a test site. When setting up the test site, I want to use the correct release version to match the version at ...
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Cannot Backup my CiviCRM DataBase due to an Unexpected Error

I use the Backup & Migrate Drupal Module I realize that I have never had my CiviCRM DB saved, though it is mentionned in the Sources Backup configuration list. I have only one Settings Profile, ...
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Reverting CiviCRM on Drupal 7 to last backed up state?

What is the best procedure for reverting the CiviCRM, powered by Drupal 7, back to a previous backed up state, in case of database corruption, failed upgrades or other undesirable changes?
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Syntax for drush command civicrm-sql-dump

My attempt to backup my civicrm database using mysqldump has failed after a very rocky CiviCRM upgrade process, or it is taking way too long, so I am trying the drush command, drush civicrm-sql-dump ...
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Error Backing Up Database using drush: Call to undefined function drush_sql_dump_execute()

I am running Drupal 7.37 and CiviCRM 4.3.8. I am in the process of upgrading both, but currently get an error when manually creating a backup of the CiviCRM database. All regularly occurring daily ...
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DB Error: constraint violation

Help! I just upgraded Civi from 4.7.3 to 4.7.7, but my host timed out during the DB upgrade and it was unable to complete. So I restored a backup of the database and was going to try again, but now ...
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Any justification for separate database

Since the days of CiviCRM as a standalone project are long passed, is there any reason, in 2016, to have a separate database for Drupal and one for CiviCRM? If so, what is the compelling reason? For ...
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Initialization Error after restoring a Wordpress site from backup

This morning, a plugin update broke the website, so we did a restore from a backup from the previous day. CiviCRM was working properly at the time, but now when we try to access it, we get the ...
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backup and migrate Cannot delete or update a parent row: a foreign key constraint fails

I have tried to use backup and migrate from an existing system into a fresh Bitnami Drupal 7.4.1 Civicrm 4.6.9 install on another machine. Win10 BandM 7.x-3.1 I received the following error: ...
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How do I get a backup of CiviCRM working on a different server?

If I restore a backup of a site with CiviCRM onto another server it seems that it does not work. Getting it to work is especially troublesome if I restore to a different operating system (Linux -> ...
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drush civicrm-sql-dump dumps the drupal database - how do I get it to dump the civicrm database?

I've recently made some backup scripts to automate backup of my site and databases. One of the scripts uses drush to dump the drupal and civicrm databases with these commands: drush @myserveralias cc ...
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“Cannot redeclare class CRM_Core_ClassLoader” in backup site

I had a civicrm 4.4.6 site in my drupal 7 subdomain, which is beta.mydomain.com. I want to have a backup site to perform update on civicrm, but it shows: Fatal error: Cannot redeclare class ...
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Do I need to backup civicrm_cache table in civicrm 4.0.8

civicrm_cache table is nearly 3GB... does it matter if we empty it, if not can we just not back it up ?
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Why do I get “Access denied; you need (at least one of) the SUPER privilege(s) for this operation” when importing a SQL dump to CiviCRM?

When attempting to import a database dump from CiviCRM on a computer other than the one I dumped it from, I often get an error that looks like: [ERROR in query 7] Access denied; you need (at least ...