• EKU Web10 - March 2009
  • 521 Lancaster Avenue
  • Eastern Kentucky University
  • Richmond, KY 40475
  • Phone: 859-622-1000

Backup & Maintenance

These instructions are an EKU Web Best Practice — Good for your ♥ heart!

  1. Before changing any page, graphic or file, create a copy of it.
  2. Rename each filename.ext to filename10mar2006fl.ext where
    • 29oct2004 is the date you are changing the file and
    • fl is the initials for your first and last name.
    • ext is the usual filename extension (.php, .jpg, .gif, .inc, .txt, etc.)
  3. Move the backup filename10mar2006fl.ext to the archive/ subdirectory in the same directory as its original file. (If archive/ does not exist yet, create it!)

The above steps will give you a history that you can always go back to in case your current web files get corrupted, mangled, or lost.