1. Making Backups of Your System

A full back up of an OJS or OCS installation should include three components: the OJS system files; the files/ directory you created on installation; and the database. There are many ways to make backups of these three components. Depending on the tools at your disposal you may be able to make backups entirely over the web via an administrative interface such as CPanel; or you may have to make backups via the command line. The following section demonstrates one way to back up files via the command line.

Note

All servers are different, and the backup process in your case may be different than what follows. If any of this confuses you or for some reason does not work, be sure to check the documentation that comes with OJS in the docs/ folder, as well as the support forum and FAQ. But also be sure to read your service provider and server documentation as well.