EasyWP: How to manage backups

This guide describes how to manage EasyWP backups:
Backup a WordPress site
Backup restoration
Backup removal

You can manage backups of your WordPress site in the EasyWP Dashboard >> Backups tab: create new backups and see the list of previously created and available ones:



Backup a WordPress site

How to create a backup of a WordPress application
How to download a database/files

Backing up a website is essential for any owner no matter how experienced he/she is. Websites can get compromised by an outside party, crash after an upgrade, or fail as a result of a human error. This is when a saved copy of your files and data come in handy. Keeping a recent backup of your website saves time and reduces stress and downtime.

The Backup section allows you to create a new backup, restore a previous backup, download a backup of a database and/or files, and review your backups list:



How to create a backup of a WordPress application

1. From within your EasyWP Dashboard, click the needed website and choose the Backups tab:



2. Enter the desired backup name in the Description field, then click Create Backup:



Once a backup is generated, it will be visible in the list of available backups. You will receive a confirmation to your Namecheap contact email address, as well as a corresponding notification in your EasyWP Dashboard:



How to download a database/files

1. From within your EasyWP Dashboard, click the needed website and choose the Backups tab:



2. Click the More (...) option on the right-hand side of the desired backup and select Prepare to download:



After you click the Prepare to download button, the links to the backup files will start generating. The corresponding progress bar will appear under the name of your backup:



Once the links are generated, you will receive a confirmation to your Namecheap contact email address that your backup is ready to download, as well as the corresponding indicators will appear:



It means that you are ready to download your backup files and/or database within 3 days before they expire.

3. When you are ready to download your backup files and/or database, just click on Files or Database. A corresponding TAR archive will be downloaded to your local PC:



Backup restoration

To restore a backup of your WordPress application, follow these steps:

1. From within your EasyWP Dashboard, click the needed website and choose the WordPress Backups tab:



2. Click the More (...) icon to the right-hand side of the needed backup and select Restore:



NOTE: Once the restoration process begins, it cannot be interrupted. The backup restoration will overwrite all current content with the backup one. An automatic backup before restore will be created automatically, so you can restore it in case of any issue:



When backup restoration is completed, you will receive the corresponding notification:



Backup removal

1. From within your EasyWP Dashboard, click the needed website and choose the WordPress Backups tab:



2. Once the Backups tab is selected, click the More (...) option to the right-hand side of the needed backup and click the Delete button:



NOTE: If you want to remove several backups, please delete them one by one to avoid resource overuse.

That's it!

If there are any issues during the backup removal, please contact our Support Team.
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