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So I've manage to create a Database backup no problem. But when I tried to a System backup, it would show the little spinning icon then after a few minutes it would dissappear, leaving no create system backup.

When I look at the backend via Dreamweaver, it showed a 'temp' file. enter image description here

Is there something I should be doing?

  • a lot of possible reasons, but its most likely a simple php timeout – Flyingmana Nov 8 '14 at 0:56
  • Using PHP to make a backup is simply a bad idea, because PHP is not made to do this. Better use mysql_dump and tar on the bash (ssh). – Fabian Blechschmidt Nov 14 '14 at 10:31
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If you have the cPanel access or, even if you have the server itself, you can take the system backup by just compressing your magento root directory, of which you can use to migrate your site to another server or, restore the magento if any undesirable crash occurs.

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