How to manage snapshots

Applies to:
WordPress Hosting

Difficulty:
Easy

Time Needed:
N/A

Introduction

Snapshots is a feature of our WordPress Hosting Platform, which allows you to take a download of the current state of a site within your container. A snapshot, contains your files and a database, which you can use to restore or keep for prosperity.

Snapshots are not automatic and do not replace the regular daily backups we do across the container.


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How to create a snapshot


Step 1

Login to your account

Firstly, you'll need to login into your 34SP.com account at http://account.34sp.com.

Login to your account

Step 2

Choose 'Manage Sites'

Once you have logged in, click on the 'Manage Sites' icon. This will bring up a list of websites or domain names you have in your 34SP.com account. Simply choose the website or domain name to wish to edit by clicking on it.

Choose 'Manage Sites'

Step 3

Select 'Advanced'

After you have clicked on the website you wish to edit, you will be presented with your website overview page. Choose 'Advanced' from the product navigation.

Select 'Advanced'

Step 4

Choose 'Snapshots'

Then click on the icon labelled 'Snapshots'.

Choose 'Snapshots'

Step 5

Create a snapshot

This will bring up a page a page listing all your snapshots. If you have not previously created any snapshots, you can do so by simply clicking on the button labelled 'Create New Snapshot'.

Creating a new snapshot may take some time, depending on the size of your site contents.

The snapshot contains both your files excluding those in the /wp/ folder and a copy of your database.

You can store up to 5 snapshots at any one time, if you reach the 5 snapshot limit then you will need to delete a snapshot.

Please note: Snapshots are stored on our backup servers, within our infrastructure. When you create a snapshot we strongly recommend you download it as soon as possible. Snapshots are only of the live site and do not include any staging site information.

Create a snapshot

Step 6

Download a snapshot

After you have created a snapshots, you can download it by simply clicking on the button labelled 'Download snapshot'.

Download a snapshot

How to delete a snapshot


Step 1

Delete a snapshot

To permanently delete a snapshot, simply locate the snapshot you wish to remove and click on the 'Remove' button (the 'trash' icon).

Delete a snapshot

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