There are two approaches to backing up Backlight 2:
For users managing albums and photos entirely from Lightroom, it is not necessary to back up your albums or album sets from the web server. Your images, their metadata, and album settings including title, description, page copy, etc. all exist within your Lightroom catalog, in your Publish Services collections, and will be included in your catalog backup.
It is also unnecessary to back up the installed Backlight application from your website. The latest versions of Backlight and its add-ons are always available to be downloaded from The Turning Gate, either via your order email or via order retrieval.
You should back up these folders from your website:
The /custom folder contains your personalizations, if any. The /data folder contains Backlight's settings, templates, etc.
If blogging on Wordpress, then back up your Wordpress database separate from Backlight.
If using Backlight's Wordpress Add-on, there is no need to back up your theme. Otherwise, do back up your Wordpress theme, or any child theme (whether based on Backlight's add-on or not).
To restore a site from Backlight, you should:
This option provides a complete backup of your site. This is a simple approach, but may be time-consuming when large numbers of albums and photos have been uploaded to your site.
To perform a complete backup:
The backlight/modules directory can be omitted, as these directories can be reinstalled if needed.
To save time, use an FTP application that can synchronize the contents of directories, so that in subsequent backups, only new or changed files will need to be copied from your web server to your PC.
Restoring your site can be done with the following steps: