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View and Manage Backups

InstaWP automatically creates daily backups and allows on-demand backups, storing a separate shadow copy of the live site, updated in sync, in another region. Additionally, you can download files and database backups or restore your site from a backup in case of data loss or malfunction.

In this documentation, we will explore steps to:

View Backups
On Demand Backup
Manage Backup

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View Backups



Go to the Hosting page and locate the live site for which you want to view backups.



Here, you can view your file systems and databases that are backed up on separate schedules as follows:

BackupsDescription
File SystemDaily at 00:00 UTC, regardless of file changes.
DailyInstaWP retains and provides the last 7 days of daily backups.
WeeklyBackups beyond the last 7 days are reduced to 1 per week. Note: The current retention period for these backups is 30 days, but you may encounter backups lasting 60-90 days.
DatabaseHourly - Whenever the changes are detected. Note: In most cases, nearly every hour is now retained for up to 90 days.




Note: If a primary data center pool encounters an issue, it immediately fails over to the site's secondary data center pool, keeping the site operational and backup safe.

On Demand Backup



You can manually request backups of your live site's files and databases. This creates an on-demand backup, capturing the file system and database as they were at the time of the request.

Note: By default, a live site can have one file system backup and one database backup. To generate a new backup, you must first delete the previous one.



Manage Backup



InstaWP allows you to manage your live-hosted site backup by the following:

Download Backup
Restore Backup

Download Backup



You can download the backup file of your hosted live site in .sql format to your local computer.



Restore Backup



You can restore your previous version of the backup of your live-hosted site.

Updated on: 24/06/2024

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