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DNNBackup 8.5 - Backup, Restore and Clone DNN and Evoq Installations

posted by evotiva - 9/11/2018
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DNNBackup allows you to backup, restore and clone (to/from S3, Azure, FTP, Box, Dropbox, Google Drive,..) complete DNN and Evoq Installation. The restore can be made back to the source server or to a new destination. It works on ANY ISP, including Azure shared plans and all popular ISPs. Module 38451
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    Perpetual key valid for one DNN installation.

  • $148.00 Two Licenses
    Perpetual key valid for one DNN installation.

  • $262.00 Four Licenses
    Perpetual key valid for one DNN installation.

  • $331.00 Enterprise Edition: 1 Year Subscription
    Subscription key (valid for one year) in unlimited DNN installations.

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DNN Backup

The leading solution to Backup, Restore and Clone your DNN installation.

One of the few DNN Store Customers’ Must-Have Modules.

Featured in the DNN Community Blog, DNN Hero [1] [2], and DNN Creative Magazine.


Evotiva DNN Backup DNNBackup provides full backup and restore of any DNN or Evoq Installation (complete instances). The restore can be made back to the source server or to a new destination.

It is perfect for moving DNN installations from your local development machine to a deployment server, from a remote server to another remote server or for archival purposes. Power users are free to customize many options.

Azure Compatible DNN Evoq Preferred Product

 

Key Features


DNNBackup provides complete backup and restore of any DNN (DotNetNuke) or Evoq Installation (complete instances). The restore can be made back to the source server or to a new destination.

DNNBackup is perfect for moving DNN installations from your local development machine to a deployment server, from a remote server to another remote server or for archival purposes. Power users are free to customize many options.

Evoq preferred product

This is one of the few products included in DNN Store's Evoq preferred products list.
Evoq Preferred Products have been tested and verified by DNN to work with Evoq products on all supported deployment platforms. When you buy an Evoq Preferred Product, you're buying with confidence that the product meets quality standards and is sold by an established vendor.

Must-Have Module

One of the few DNN Store Customers’ Must-Have Modules

Featured in DNN Hero and DNN Creative Magazine

DNN Hero: How to automate the backup of your DNN site to Amazon S3 , and How to test and restore the backup of your DNN site.

DNN Creative Magazine: DNN Backup tutorial.

Microsoft Azure Compatible

Tested and approved to run in Microsoft Azure.

DNN Compatibility

Compatible with DNN 9+, 8+, 7+, 6+, 5+ and 4.0.2+, all editions.

Cloning and Relocation

Designed to simplify the tasks involving moving a site to a new server or create a clone in a development machine.

ISP Compatibility

Because it can be configured to perform with low resources impact, DNNBackup can run on any ISP, including Azure App Service Shared Plans.

SQL Server Version

All SQL Server versions and editions are supported, including SQL Azure.
With DNNBackup you can even 'downgrade' the web site's SQL Server version (restore a DNN site in a previous/different version/edition of SQL Server).

Offsite backups

Backups can be automatically saved to your favorite cloud files provider or remote storage.

Restore from external storage

The Restore Wizard can grab the restore packages from your favorite cloud files provider or remote storage.

Scheduled Backups

DNNBackup allows you to configure multiple scheduled jobs featuring different options and schedules.

Secure backup and restore operations

Password protected backup files, customizable backup name and folder, and secure cloud storage.

Differential Files Backup

Option to backup only the new or updated files.

Highly Customizable

You can choose which files and folders include/exclude from the backup (with wildcards support), and even include external folders in the backup.
Many options available to backup your database, depending on your needs.

Backup Folder Browser

Manage your local and external backup files.

Notifications

Backup notification emails, with customizable templates.

Huge Backup Files

As long as your server has available space, the backup files size aren't and issue for DNNBackup.

Retention Policy

Automatic deletion for old backup files. Different policies can be defined for local and offsite backups.

Restore from scratch

No running DNN is required to rebuild a site. The 'Restore Pack' is a standalone application you can load in your site and run to restore your local or remote backups.
You can use the 'Restore Pack Loader' to quickly and easily install the 'Restore Pack' in your site.

SQL Query Tool

A simple SQL Query Tool is integrated in the restore wizard to allow querying and customizing the restored database.

Database Tables size analysis

Quickly find which tables takes most of your database space.

File System Folders size analysis

Quickly find which files and/or folders takes most of your web site's disk space.

Database schema analysis

Validate your database structure (schema).

Automatically Manage Logs sizes

Option to remove entries older than XX days from the DNN Admin Log, Event Log and/or Schedule History log.

Shrink Database

Option to Shrink the web site's database physical files.

Relocation Helpers

The Restore Wizard allows managing the portal's aliases, critical host settings, critical web.config settings, and web servers references right after restoring a backup.

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Description


Major highlights

  • It is an Evoq Preferred Product.Evoq Preferred Products have been tested and verified by DNN to work with Evoq products on all supported deployment platforms. When you buy an Evoq Preferred Product, you're buying with confidence that the product meets quality standards and is sold by an established vendor.
  • Ideal solution for website cloning, copy, move or archival.
  • The Perfect companion for DNNUpgrade (the best way to accelerate and automate you DNN upgrade process).
  • Our backup technologies are always evolving, and have been tested by hundreds of happy users since 2005!. Check our reviews.
  • Easy to use: There is no need for the user to configure any setting
    The module is auto-configured with the optimal settings for the current hosting environment. Advanced users can customize what, when and where to backup.
  • This is the first DNN Backup module capable of producing standard easy to read SQL scripts.
  • Differential Files Backup: Option to backup only the new or updated files.
  • You can backup your Evoq site running in the cloud and restore it into a standard server and SQL
  • Offsite backups: backups can be automatically saved to remote locations like a FTP serverAmazon S3, Windows Azure, Rackspace CouldFiles and/or Dropbox.
  • Evotiva DNNBackup can restore your site from scratch.
  • This module does NOT depend on SMO or any other external component
    It provides a wide range of backup options, adapted to all hosting environments. E.g., regarding the database backup, it can use the standard SQL Server (native) backup engine, the standard SQL Server DACPAC backup (based on SQL Server’s APIs), the SQL Server's SMO interface, or it can use the module's own (TSQL) backup engine.
  • Multiple schedules: advanced users can configure different scheduled jobs with different frequencies.
  • Tested on Windows Azure and most popular hosting providers including shared servers like GoDaddy, WebHost4Life, Discount ASP and PowerDNN. 
  • Tested on Medium Trust hosting environments.
  • Database Support: All SQL Server versions and editions are supported. From SQL Server 2000 to SQL Server 2008 R2 (including the Express editions) and SQL Azure
  • Secure backup and restore operations: user credentials are verified before allowing any operation, password protected backup files. Optionally; you can choose the folder name and location (even a protected folder, outside the web site root) where to store the backup files, and you can also choose how the backup files will be named.

FAQ

Q: Can DNNBackup export a specific portal from one DNN instance to another DNN instance in another DB?

A: No. it's very complex. There are too many direct, indirect and unknown relationships between different components (inside and outside the database). Especially 3rd party extensions which might be saving settings (perhaps encrypted who knows how), saving data who knows where, etc.
On top of that, there is the problem about DNN core versions mismatch between different DNN instances, installed/missing extensions and/or installed but featuring different versions.
In summary, a nightmare, for sure featuring too many 'gone wrong' scenarios, and thus a support hell which we don't want to be part of.

Q: Is it possible to Backup and Restore only a one Portal?

A: See previous question.

General Features

  • Ideal solution for website cloning, copy, move or archival.

  • Free fully functional for localhost, no license key is required.

  • True Full site backup and restore: database (structure + data) plus all files and folders on the site (including \portals, \bin, \desktopmodules, web.config file, etc.).

  • Independence: You can create, backup and restore your site without any intervention from you host provider.

  • Fast and Efficient: It can succeed even in hosting environments where the CPU and Memory are severely restricted. You can fine tune it to perform faster or slower, depending on your ISP and server limitations.

  • Freedom: You can choose when you want to perform a backup, not your hosting provider.
    Note: some hosting vendors provide backup solutions but allow you only limited backups per day or week.

  • It supports ANY ISP (tested on most popular hosting providers including Azure Shared Plans.

  • You can backup your Evoq site in the cloud, and restore it in a standard server and SQL
  • Medium Trust Security Context support: The module can work in medium trust (most shared hosting are configured this way).

  • Database Support: All SQL Server versions and editions are supported. From SQL Server 2000 to SQL Server 2016 (including the Express editions), 2008 R2 and SQL Azure.
    It does not matter if the database and web server are on the same or different boxes.

  • More than backup/restore: useful as a table's data import/export tool, and among other functions, the module includes tools to help you understand your files and database tables size.

  • Delegation: You can delegate to not-host users the backup task (including the scheduled backups monitoring) to any user with proper permissions on the page where the module was added. In addition, not FTP download access is required. All files can be downloaded from the module's "Browser".

  • Latest backups: Easy access and monitoring of the latest performed backups. The information (including download links) is available straight in the module's home page.

  • Offsite backups: The module can automatically copy the backup files to an external FTP server and/or Amazon S3 and/or Windows Azure and/or Rackspace CloudFiles and/or Dropbox.

  • Regular users are welcome: In most cases, you don't have to be a tech geek or DNN guru to be able to clone your DNN site. The Restore Wizard guides you over the needed steps to get your clone up and running.
    You don't have to choose between power and simplicity. You can have both.

  • Easy to use: there is no need for the user to configure any setting.
    The module is auto-configured with the most convenient settings for the current hosting environment. Advanced users can customize what, when and where to backup.

  • Secure backup and restore operations: user credentials are verified before allowing any operation, password protected backup files. Optionally; you can choose the folder name and location (even a protected folder, outside the web site root) where to store the backup files, and you can also choose how the backup files will be named.

  • Module Update Notification: There is no need for you to remember to check our site for new version availability. If you want, the module itself can notify you if there is a newer DNNBackup version available for download.

  • Fine tuning: The module allows you to customize advanced settings, like the compression level, memory buffers sizes and the maximum file size for the generated script files.
    If it is desired or needed, by these settings you can make the backup process perform faster or with a reduced server footprint (useful for some weak or restrictive Hosting Providers).

  • Backup Folder Browser: DNN File Manager like dialog, where you can handle all files found on the configured backup folder.

  • Tools: It includes tools to help you understand which database tables are getting too heavy, or which files in your portal are too big.

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Backup Features

  • SQL Server Native backup and restore: When available in your hosting environment, native backup and restore operations are supported by the module.

  • Database Maintenance: Along with the backup operation, you can configure the site to perform some routinely/healthy operations, like truncate the DNN Event Log or shrink the database (e.g. if you need to save hosting space).

  • Scheduled backups: You can configure the module to perform scheduled backups.
    You don’t need any administrative right to configure your scheduled task options or see the scheduled task's history. All the information you need is available on module's scheduler configuration page.

  • Multiple schedules: You can define different, and as many scheduled backups as you want. E.g., you can define a daily backup of the data that changes more often and a monthly backup for more static data. You can also create a schedule to copy a single table's data or a set of portal folders, or a job just to clear the DNN Event log or shrink the database, etc. 

  • Offsite backups: The module can automatically copy the backup files to an external FTP server and/or Amazon S3 and/or Windows Azure and/or Rackspace CloudFiles and/or Dropbox. The module can be configured to delete the local file once it was uploaded.

  • Notifications: Notification emails (w/customizable templates) for backup operations.

  • Huge Backup Files The module supports the Zip64 format, which means almost unlimited size and capacity for the backup ZIP files.

  • Differential Files Backup: Option to backup only the new or updated files.

  • Secured backups: you can setup the module to password-protect the generated backup ZIP files.

  • Retention Policy: You can configure automatic deletion for old backup files.
    Optionally, date & time can be appended to each backup file name (each backup operation will generate a different backup file).
    You can have different policies for backup saved locally on the web server, and backups saved on the off-site locations.

  • Inclusions/Exclusions: You can choose which tables, files and folders you want to include or exclude from the backup. You can even select 'external' folders (folders outside the web site's root) to be included in the portal files' backup.
    Wildcards for folders exclusion rules are supported.

  • Human friendly There is no need to read cryptic XML or CSV files. DNNBackup is shipped with a backup method that writes standard human readable and updateable .sql query files (Script method), which you can edit, modify and even manually run!

  • Any database size is fully supported.

Restore Features

  • Restore Pack: DNNBackup can restore/rebuild a site from scratch. No running DNN is required to rebuild a site. You just have to unzip the 'Restore Pack' in your blank/empty web site and follow the Restore Wizard.

  • Restore Pack Loader: It is a tiny (10 KB) web application you can install (unzipping it in your web's root folder, and browsing to the /RestoreWizardLoader.aspx page) in your destination sever instead of the complete 'Restore Pack'.
  • Restore Wizard: A user-friendly wizard, which guides you through all the steps needed to restore or clone your saved DNN instance (database and files).
    It is a standalone application. You don't need a running DNN site to restore a backup.

  • Offsite locations: You can browse and restore files from any of the supported offsite locations.
  • SQL Query Tool: Handy tool included in the Restore Wizard, from which you can execute SQL statements against the database (you can even create the database from there). It supports {directives} and /* comments */ same as the built-in DNN Host SQL utility.

  • Safe Settings: DNNBackup can set Host Settings, refresh the WebServers table, reconfigure the site's SSL settings, or update the main Portal Alias for you.

    Table’s data filter: You can set a filter to restore just some (or one) table’s data.

  • Power users can customize the generated backup file and i.e. be able to restore individual tables with customized information.

  • 'Object Qualifier' customization: When restoring, you can replace it (even leave it blank). There is no need to keep the original ObjectQualifier.

  • SQL Server version downgrade: When restoring a 'script' or 'dacpac' database backup, usually it does not matter the source SQL Server's version. For instance, you can restore in SQL Server 2008 R2 a site that is running in SQL Azure, or you can restore in SQL Server 2008/2012/2014/2016 a source site running in SQL Server 2016.

  • Portal Files: all the portal files and folders are restored to their original locations. When cloning a site, the web.config file is automatically updated to match your new database connection.

 

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See also


DNNBackup | Backup - Restore - Clone

Evotiva DNN Backup DNN Evoq Preferred Product Azure Compatible

DNNBackup provides full backup and restore of any DNN or Evoq Installation (complete instances). The restore can be made back to the source server or to a new destination.

DNNBackup is perfect for moving DNN installations from your local development machine to a deployment server, from a remote server to another remote server or for archival purposes. Power users are free to customize many options.

Why Us


More than 12 years in business

Over 1000+ customers

DNN Partner

Evoq preferred vendor

Outstanding support

All times top rated vendor in the DNN Store

What We Do


Founded in 2005, Evotiva has wide-ranging experience providing services and solutions to clients around the world.

As DNN specialists we provide custom as well as off-the-shelf modules. Many of our products are part of the Evoq Preferred Products list, and are also included in the DNN Store Customers’ Must-Have Modules list.

Being the creators of the well-known DNNBackup and DNNUpgrade modules (featured in the DNN Community Blog), we have extensive practice helping clients to move, clone, upgrade, tune and troubleshoot their DNN web sites.

DNN Modules & Providers

Many of our products are part of the Evoq Preferred Products list, and are also included in the DNN Store Customers’ Must-Have Modules list.
New features and enhancements are implemented frequently. In addition, our modules are updated regularly so they don't break when new DNN versions are released.
We can also integrate your specific requirements in any of our products.

DNN Services

We are experts moving (relocating) DNN installations between ISPs and/or private servers, and we have over 12 years helping clients to perform successful and painless DNN upgrades.

DNN Support

Our experience with lots of DNN installations, upgrades, and different DNN versions (we are working with DNN since the 2.x series), as well as administrating DNN installations of many sizes and complexities, brought us good experience dealing with broken, faulty or hard to solve issues.

DNN Custom Development

>Evotiva, based in Uruguay ( Uruguay: The Silicon Valley of South America ), is a software design and development company, specializing in DNN extensions development. We can provide a dedicated and cost effective development team of senior level developers with proven DNN expertise and best of class solutions. The highest quality services at competitive rates.

Our Products


DNN Backup

The leading solution to Backup, Restore and Clone your DNN installation.

One of the few DNN Store Customers’ Must-Have Modules.

Featured in the DNN Community Blog, DNN Hero [1] [2], and DNN Creative Magazine.

Evotiva DNN Backup DNNBackup provides full backup and restore of any DNN or Evoq Installation (complete instances). The restore can be made back to the source server or to a new destination.

It is perfect for moving DNN installations from your local development machine to a deployment server, from a remote server to another remote server or for archival purposes. Power users are free to customize many options.

Azure Compatible DNN Evoq Preferred Product

DNN Upgrade

The leading solution to Accelerate and automate DNN's upgrades.

One of the few DNN Store Customers’ Must-Have Modules.

Featured in the DNN Community Blog.

Evotiva DNN Upgrade DNNUpgrade provides a set of tools that helps DNN users to accelerate and automate DNN sites upgrades.

It is the perfect companion of DNNBackup enabling guided, safe and fast DNN Installations upgrades.

Azure Compatible

DNN Global Storage

Evotiva DNN Global Storage DNNGlobalStorage expands your DNN and Evoq storage options beyond your Web Server, enabling a seamlessly integrated way to have your files wherever you want.

It is a set of 'folder providers' which seamlessly integrates special, external, and cloud based file systems out of the box with Core and 3rd Party modules. This makes it the perfect foundation for your DNN Documents Manager powered by our DNN UserFiles module.

Available connectors: Microsoft Azure, Amazon S3 / CloudFront, Dropbox, Box, Google Drive and Google Docs, Rackspace Cloud Files, Microsoft OneDrive, Office 365, OneDrive for Business, SharePoint, FTP, SFTP, and Windows UNC shares.

Please let us know if you need a provider not yet implemented.

Azure Compatible DNN Evoq Preferred Product

DNN User Files

Evotiva DNN UserFiles DNNUserFiles is an easy to use and flexible files and documents manager with many unique and powerful features such as: dynamic root folder, URL Sharing, file's previewing, in-place editing and visualization of cloud-based files, full text search, tagging, social features, subscriptions, notifications, granular permissions, and more.

It allows you to present fully localizable template-based filtered views of the portal's files served by any folder provider (file system), including all the provides supported by DNNGlobalStorage.

Please let us know which customizations or enhancements you need for your particular needs.

Azure Compatible DNN Evoq Preferred Product

DNN Global Gallery

Evotiva DNN GlobalGallery DNNGlobalGallery is an easy to use, fast, and flexible media gallery, optimized for local or external media files, featuring many unique and powerful features.

It is the best way to create galleries of media you already have either locally (in your web server) or hosted in your favorite could storage provider.

DNNGlobalGallery allows you to present fully localizable template-based filtered views of the portal's media files served by any folder provider (file system), including all the provides supported by DNNGlobalStorage.

Please let us know which customizations or enhancements you need for your particular needs.

Azure Compatible

Integrations


Our products can be integrated with many cloud and external file systems, either directly or via our Global Storage solution.

Windows Azure Amazon S3 Dropbox Windows UNC FTP FTP FTP Box.net Rackspace Cloudfiles Microsoft OneDrive Microsoft OneDrive for Business Microsoft Office 365 Microsoft SharePoint

 

 

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Our Services


DNN Upgrade

We can help you with the backup, cloning and upgrading of your DNN web sites. We have over 12 years helping clients to perform successful and painless DNN upgrades.

Learn more at evotiva.com / Upgrade Services.

DNN Relocation

We have many years of experience moving (relocating) DNN installations between ISPs and/or private servers.

Learn more at evotiva.com / Relocation Services .

DNN Support

Our experience with lots of DNN installations, upgrades, and different DNN versions (we are working with DNN since the 2.x series), as well as administrating DNN installations of many sizes and complexities, brought us good experience dealing with broken, faulty or hard to solve issues.

Learn more at evotiva.com / DNN Support.

Custom development

Evotiva, based in Uruguay (Uruguay: The Silicon Valley of South America), is a software design and development company, specializing in DNN extensions development.

We can provide a dedicated and cost effective development team of senior level developers with proven DNN expertise and best of class solutions. The highest quality services at competitive rates.

Learn more at evotiva.com / Custom development.

 

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Terms of Use


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Licensing / Editions


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Product Badges

Azure CompatibleEvoq Preferred Product - Site Management

Spotlight Reviews

4.99487179487179 4.99 (195 product reviews)
Ryan M says... 5 5.0
Evotiva DNN Backup is one of our MUST HAVEs for our DNN Toolbox. Thank You!
Posted 11/16/2018
says... 5 5.0
Excellent - super easy to use.
Posted 11/1/2017
Steve K says... 5 5.0
It says that I'm reviewing version 7.3.0. I've actually had the opportunity to try out version 7.8.1 before its official release. I have had nothing... Show More
Posted 8/25/2016
says... 5 5.0
Does what it needs to do in a reliable way. And that's exactly why it's a great module.
Posted 7/26/2016
Daniel B says... 5 5.0
If ever there was an essential (must have) module for a DNN website, it is DNNBackup. The UI takes some getting used to, but otherwise it is a great... Show More
Posted 10/31/2015

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Product Specifications

  • .NET Version:
    .NET 3.5+ : DNNBackup 7.7
    .NET 4.6+ : DNNBackup 7.8.1+

  • Download it now!:
    Evotiva Downloads Page

  • Hosting Environment Dependencies:
    None

  • See also:

    • DNNUpgrade : Accelerate your DNN or Evoq installation upgrade process.
    • DNNGlobalStorage : Easily tie-in cloud-based, external file systems (Folder Providers for DNN)
    • DNNUserFiles : A powerful file and document manager that allows template-based, filtered views of a portal's files. Features compatibility with DNN virtual file system, easy to create templates, optional download tracking, and more.
    • DNNGlobalGallery : A debloated, fast and flexible media gallery optimized for cloud storage providers.

  • Supported DNN Versions:
    DNN 9: All versions
    DNN 8: All versions
    DNN 7: From 7.1+
    DNN 7.0, 6, 5, 4.0.2+: Use DNNBackup version 7.7
    DNN 3: (BackupNative and
    BackupScript legacy modules)

  • Supported SQL Server Version:
    2000 / 2005 / 2008 / 2008R2 / 2012 / 2014 / 2016 / Azure

  • Windows Azure Ready:
    Yes