How to back up using Plesk
Read on to learn how to perform the following tasks in your Plesk Hosting Control Panel:
- create a Backup File,
- download the Backup File from the server, and
- delete previous Backup Files from the server.
Back up your website using Backup Manager
Download Backup File using Backup Manager
Download each Backup File from the server immediately after you back up your Joomla! CMS.
Only store the most recent Backup Files on the server.
Check Backup File after download
After downloading a Backup File, check it contains what it says on the tin!
- your website's database, and
- its directories & files.
Remove old Backup Files from server
It is a two step process using Backup Manager to remove old Backup Files from the server:
- select one or more checkboxes (to left of backup names), and
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Why delete previous Backup Files?
Most hosting providers offer a limited amount of disk space.
The more Backup Files you store on the server then the less space will be available for your website and email accounts.
For this reason you need to decide how many Backup Files to keep on the server.
The last three Backup Files would seem a sensible amount if you back up your website every month, but the number will depend upon:
- the average Backup file size, and
- the total disk space available.
Always download Backup Files to your computer and store them in a secure place. when you do.
Need more info? Take a look at the Plesk developer's online documentation.
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