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The Demo module has two main uses. It can be used to create and restore
snapshots of a site with a simple click that can be useful when testing
modules and during development. Also, with the included optional Demo
Reset module it can be used to setup a public demonstration site, a
sandbox for visitors to use, that is automatically reset periodically using


  • Install this module using the official Backdrop CMS instructions at

  • Visit the configuration page under Administration > Structure > Snapshots (admin/structure/demo) and enter the required information.



  • Configure the path where dumps will be stored at the Dump settings

To configure automatic reset:

  • Go to Manage snapshots (admin/structure/demo/manage) and select a snapshot
    for cron.

  • Enable atomatic reset from Dump settings (admin/structure/demo). Make sure you
    have cron configured to run at least once within the entered time interval.

-- USAGE --

  • Go to Create snapshot (admin/structure/demo/dump) and create your first

  • After a while, reset your site (admin/structure/demo/reset).


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