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Drupal for Education and E-Learning - Second Edition - Second Edition

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Drupal for Education and E-Learning - Second Edition - Second Edition

Overview of this book

As social networks become more popular, their role in the classroom has come under scrutiny. Drupal offers a wide variety of useful tools for educators. Within a single Drupal site, you can set up social bookmarking, podcasting, video hosting, formal and informal groups, rich user profiles, and other features commonly associated with social web communities. "Drupal for Education and E-Learning - Second Edition" teaches you how to create your own social networking site to advance teaching and learning goals in the classroom, while giving you complete control over features and access. Communicate with students, share learning resources, and track assignments through simple tasks with this hands-on guide.In this book you will learn to install and configure the default Drupal distribution and then extend it to include blogs, bookmarks, a media sharing platform, and discussion forums. The book also covers how to organize your site to easily track student work on the site, and how to control who has access to that information. Additionally, it teaches you how to make the site easy to use, how to maintain the site, and how to ask for and receive help in the Drupal community.
Table of Contents (23 chapters)
Drupal for Education and E-Learning - Second Edition
About the Author
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Disaster recovery

By using the backup strategy described in this chapter, you can recover your site relatively quickly using your most recent backups. If your server crashes, or if some other technological disaster befalls your site, the first step is to contact your web host or tech support to inform them that your site is down. In most cases, problems involving a website going down (and this applies to all sites, not just Drupal sites) has nothing to do with the site, but with the hosting infrastructure. Fixing the issues with the web server, or the connection to the web server, usually fixes the problems with the site.

However, should your actual site become compromised, here is how to recover:

  • Retrieve your most recent backup of the files directory

  • Retrieve your most recent backup of your database

  • Retrieve your most recent master backup

  • Within your master backup, replace the files directory at sites/default

  • Replicate your site as described in the previous section