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Any PC repair shop can recount tales of grown men crying, women on the edge and businesses in ruin. Why? The cause is often simple, a crashed hard drive or rogue software update. It’s the resulting loss of data that can be devastating.  When you build a website the implications of data loss. To prevent disaster, not only your own computer files must be backed up but also those of your website.

At Reason8 we take the backup of data very seriously. Our systems and all the websites built on it are backed up every day, 7 days a week, 365 day of the year. We also have a second set of servers situated at a separate location. They are there for the purpose of extreme emergencies, and receives an entire backup of our system every night. So if disaster should strike we can be backup and running in no time.

Do I need to back up my Reason8 website?

Our backup system is comprehensive, so there is no need to keep copies of your pages. However there are times when creating a back up of a specific page could be beneficial.

When you save changes to a page our system automatically updates your site. These changes are immediately visible to your users.  When carrying out major changes it’s a good idea to copy the original version first. That way if you don’t like the new page you can easily “turn back the clock”. This can save time in trying to recreate the page.

Saving a copy of your webpage.

Text can be copied from a page by highlighting it and pasting it into a Microsoft Word document. Alternatively you can save the whole webpage by using the save function in your browser. Both methods are simple and can be done at anytime. However neither will save the settings to exactly recreate your page.

To save the settings of a page to allow you to restore it at a later date requires a different method of saving.

  1. Log into your website
  2. Click on “Step 3 Webpages”
  3. Select the page you want to save by clicking “Edit”
  4. In the editor bar click “Show HTML” This displays the coded version of your webpage
  5. Highlight all of the coded text and click Ctrl C on your keyboard
  6. Open “Notepad” which can be found as standard on your computer.
  7. Paste the copied code into the Notepad and save.

Microsoft Word can also be used. However it is preferable to use Notepad as it has no formatting of its own that can interfere with the code on your page.  

Restoring a page from a saved version

The following describes how to replace the content of a page with a previously saved version.

  1. Log into your website
  2. Open the file saved in Notepad
  3. Highlight all of the coded text and click Ctrl C on your keyboard
  4. Click on “Step 3 Webpages”
  5. Select the page you want to restore by clicking “Edit”
  6. In the editor bar click “Show HTML”
  7. Highlight all of the coded text
  8. Click Ctrl V on your keyboard, to paste into the page the text copied from Notepad.
  9. Click “Show HTML”
  10. Click “Save”

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