Create a downloadable backup

As a Seravo customer you don't need to worry about backups - automatic backups are included in all plans. However sometimes there might be a need to download a backup to store locally, e.g. on your computer's hard drive. Here's how to create a downloadable backup.

Using a plugin - All-in-One WP Migration

With this plugin creating a downloadable backup is easy as it creates one file that includes the database and all the site's files. Install, activate and choose Export to - File.

Once the file has been processed, a pop-up will appear with a download button.

Using SFTP (Secure File Transfer Protocol)

  1. Open up a SFTP connection to your site using a client of your choosing. E.g. FileZilla is a free, open source option.
  2. Navigate to folder /data/wordpress/htdocs and download the folder wp-content to your computer
  3. Navigate to folder /data/db and download the file with .sql suffix to your computer

For advanced users: create a compressed folder

  1. Open up a SSH connection to your site
  2. Run the command wp-db-dump to export the latest version of the database to folder /data/db
  3. Create a zip file with the following command: zip -r /tmp/name-of-compressed-folder.zip /data/wordpress/htdocs/wp-content/ /data/db/name-of-database-file.sql
  4. Download the compressed folder using SFTP
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