Creating backups

If you're using SQLite, run the following command:

php artisan prodigy:backup

You can run that any time to copy your database and media files into a storage/backups folder.

While Prodigy is still being battle-hardened, it's possible that data will be accidentally corrupted by the system, so it's a good idea to back up pretty regularly. 

MySQL does not currently have support the backup command.

Backups also make it easy to transfer data between servers.

Removing backups from git

Make sure to add /storage/backups to your  .gitignore.