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How to take a backup in Plesk

A backup, as the name suggests, is a full copy of your website’s files, databases, and configuration – or only certain segments of these, depending on what you require. Backups can be then restored through Plesk whenever you need.

First, you need to login to the Plesk Control Panel.

Next, click the Backup Manager at the top right.

Backup Manager location in Plesk

Now click Backup to create a new backup.

Creating backup screen in Plesk

You’ll now be prompted to select the option for your backup including what you want to be backed up, any exclusions, and any notification emails you may want to set up.

Once you’re done, click OK to begin the backup creation.

To download the backup you’ve created, just return to the Backup Manager, and click the Download icon beside the backup you wish to download.

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