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SQL BackUp


This package adds a tab to the developer section and provides simple functionality to allow the user to create a full backup of their Umbraco database.

For MSSQL Server installations, a .bak file is created and placed in a new folder called SQLBackUp within the App_Data directory of the Umbraco website.

For SQL CE installations, a duplicate of the live .sfd file is created and placed in a new folder called SQLBackUp within the App_Data directory of the Umbraco website.

Previous backup files are listed and can be downloaded or deleted individually, or all files can be downloaded as a compressed .zip file.

Note: This package does not currently support MySQL installations.


Currently tested with SQL CE and MSSQL Server 2012 and 2008 R2 on;

Umbraco 7.2.x, 7.1.x, 7.0.x, 6.2.x, 6.1.x and 6.0.x


This package was originally thrown together to assist during development of websites, providing a quick and accessible way to perform backups without needing to log onto the MSSQL server directly. I'm hoping this will be useful to others.

+++ Be aware it is not best practice to leave db backups within the website files on a production server +++


Small bug fix to allow full-stops (dot convention) in database name. Thanks to Kim Thomsen for this quick find.


Moved the backup folder to underneath App_Data folder for increased security.


Fixed issue to timeouts on larger DBs.

Added file backup for SQL CE - to allow backup of live flat file db without the need to stop IIS or take application offline.
Added file size and type information to table.
Fixed Zip download folder structure - now collates all files into a single folder within the zip file.

Recommend uninstall of previous versions before installing v1.3


Package URL: http://www.alliancemedia.co.uk/sqlbackup/


Package owner

Adam Maidment

Adam Maidment

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Package Compatibility

This package is compatible with the following versions as reported by community members who have downloaded this package:
Untested or doesn't work on Umbraco Cloud
Version 8.18.x (untested)

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Previously reported to work on versions: 7.6.x, 7.5.x, 7.4.x, 7.3.x, 7.2.x, 7.1.x, 7.0.x

Package Information

  • Package owner: Adam Maidment
  • Created: 07/11/2014
  • Current version 1.3
  • .NET version 4.5
  • License MIT
  • Downloads on Our: 1.5K