The Backup interface allows you to download and store your site in a backup file. This interface also allows you to restore your website from a backup file.
In this section, click Download a Full Web Site Backup to create, download, or store a full backup file. The Generate a Full Backup interface will appear.
Generate a Full Backup
To create a new full backup, perform the following steps:
Select a storage setting from the Backup Destination menu:
Home Directory — Select this setting to save the backup file on the server.
Remote FTP Server — Select this setting to use FTP to store the backup file on a remote server.
Remote FTP Server (passive mode transfer) — Select this setting to use passive FTP to store the backup file on a remote server.
Secure Copy (SCP) — Select this setting to use secure copy protocol (SCP) to store the backup file on a remote server.
Select a notification setting:
To receive a notification when the backup finishes, enter your email address in the available text box.
If you do not wish to receive a notification, select Do not send email notification of backup completion.
If you selected Remote FTP Server, Remote FTP Server (passive mode transfer), or Secure Copy (SCP) from the Backup Destination menu, enter the remote destination’s information in the available text boxes.
Click Generate Backup.
To download an existing full backup file to your computer, select the desired backup file’s filename from the Account Backups menu.
Partial backup files store individual sections of your account.
Download a partial backup
Restore a partial backup
To use a partial backup to restore a portion of your website, perform the following steps:
Click Choose File under the appropriate heading. For example, to restore a MySQL® database, click Choose File under the Restore a MySQL Database heading.
Select the backup file from your computer.
Click Upload to restore that portion of your website.
Home Directory backup file contents
When you back up your
/home directory, the backup file includes the following files:
- All of the files that you own.
Files that you do not own, but can access.