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Overview

The Backup Wizard interface allows you to back up all or part of your website, or to restore it from the most recent backup file.

Back Up

You can choose to create a full backup file or a partial backup file.

Create a full backup

To create a full backup file, perform the following steps:

  1. From the main Backup Wizard interface, click Back Up. The Full or Partial Backup section of the interface will appear.

  2. Click Full Backup. The Download section of the interface will appear.

  3. Select one of the following destinations 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 SCP to store the backup file on a remote server.

  1. Perform one of the following actions to configure notifications for this backup file:

    • To receive a notification when the backup process finishes, enter your email address in the Email Address text box.

    • To disable notifications, select the Do not send email notification of backup completion. checkbox.

  2. If you selected the Remote FTP ServerRemote FTP Server (passive mode transfer), or Secure Copy (SCP) destinations, enter the remote destination’s information in the available text boxes.

  3. Click Generate Backup. A confirmation message will appear. Click Go Back to return to the Download section of the interface.

Create a partial backup

To back up a portion of your site, perform the following steps:

  1. From the main Backup Wizard interface, click Back Up. The Full or Partial Backup section of the interface will appear.

  2. Select which portion of your website that you wish to back up. The Download section of the interface will appear.

  3. Click the desired backup file to download it.

Restore

To restore a portion of your site from an existing backup, perform the following steps:

  1. Click Restore. The Select Restore Type section of the interface will appear.

  2. Select which portion of your website that you wish to restore. The Restore section of the interface will appear.

  3. Click Choose File and select the desired backup file.

  4.  Click Upload to begin the restoration process.

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.

To exclude certain files and directories from a backup file, place a configuration file in your home directory. For more information, read our How to Exclude Files From Backups documentation.

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