Flywheel backs up your site each and every night, making sure that your important data is safe and secure, and that you can revert to a previous version in the event that you made a change that broke the site, or for any other reason.
Backups are visible on the “Backups” tab on a site page in the Flywheel control panel. From here you can see statistics about each backup, and select an individual backup to restore:
We back up files nightly. Backups are stored for 30 days (or the 30 most recent backups if manual backups are created), after which they are deleted permanently. If you’d like to have access to a backup for longer than 30 days after its creation, we recommend you download a copy.
We back up everything in your WordPress folder, including all uploaded files (/wp-content/uploads). We also back up the site’s database.
It’s for these reasons too, that during our backup process we exclude backup files, security scan files and cache stores that were created from plugins.
For more information, see the help article: What plugins are not allowed?
Yes! Just hover over the ellipsis icon on the right side of the backup you’d like to download. In the dropdown menu that appears, you’ll see the option to create a download of that backup.
Backups are stored offsite on a completely different set of servers than your live site.
For details on restoring backups, see the help article: How do I restore a backup?
If you have any other questions about backups or restores on Flywheel, contact support and we’d be happy to answer them.
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