In the Drupal 7 database there is a table  "System", through which installed and active modules can be deactivated through phpMyAdmin.

Is it possible to do this with Backdrop or how to disable modules without access to the Administration menu (for example, a new buggy module that breaks the site or prevent login)?

More specifically, I tried to install Rules in the latest version of Backdrop and this broke the site without any possibility of entering the site. I had to restore from a backup, but I lost a lot of work already done after the last backup.


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Backdrop has the same system table as Drupal, it is essentially unchanged. You can disable a module, theme, or layout by updating the system table in the same way you did in Drupal: change the value in the STATUS column from 1 to 0.

I'm sorry to hear about your trouble with the Rules module. I hope you have reported the issue in the Issue Queue.