Today we’ll talk about how to backup and restore the Dolphin Pro database. This is critical to preventing data loss in the even of a drive failure or other unforeseen event.
Start by logging into the Dolphin Pro admin and clicking “Database Backup” under the “Tools” heading on the left bar menu.
Now click “Database Backup Tools” on the top header menu.
You now have the choice of “structure only” or “structure and content”. I suggest you choose “structure and content” and then select “save to your PC”. Now select “Backup database” and you will be prompted to save the file on your computer.
If a problem ever arises and you need to restore the database you will use the bottom section labeled “Database restore from your PC”. Click “choose file” and a window will open to find the file on your local hard drive. Once the file is selected click “Send”.
Backing up the database is something that should be done frequently and before any changes are made to the site. It’s also a good idea to keep more than one copy in case a file becomes corrupt.