Knowledgebase: Database Backups

How to Create an On-Demand Database Backup

Posted by on September 17 2015 03:43 PM

SiteBackup allows you to back up your database on demand or on a specific schedule, depending on your needs. This article provides instructions on doing an on-demand backup of an existing backup profile. For information on how to create a backup profile, please see this article: How to Create a Scheduled Database Backup Profile

  • From the SiteBackup dashboard, click the Backup Now button to the right of the Database Backup Profile you wish to back up.

  • Click Yes in the pop up window to confirm you wish to start a backup.

  • You will be taken to a progress page, which will show a status bar and a listing of rows that have been backed up. Note: It is important to leave this browser window or tab open until the backup completes, or it may be interrupted.

  • Once completed, you will be redirected to a new screen that allows you to view the backup status, including the number of rows that were backed up, the amount of storage space that it uses, and the start and end times for the backup.

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