What is a Test Restore?
BlogVault’s Test Restore feature allows you access to a test-site that is created automatically by BlogVault on test servers, and is valid for a week (at least). The site is completely furnished with all the content, working links, and media available on your backup versions, so you can be absolutely sure before restoring a backup version to your site.
How to Create a Test Restore from the BlogVault Dashboard
Creating a test site via the BlogVault dashboard is simple, and hassle-free, especially since the site is maintained on BlogVault’s servers.
Clicking on the Test Restore function directly from the Backup module creates a staging environment with the latest WordPress backup version of your site.
If you would rather choose a different backup version of your site to test, you will have to choose the version from History (the first tab under the backup module), and select one from the backups made by BlogVault in the past month.
You can test any of the backup versions of your site from the History feature.
Accessing Your Test Sites
If you’ve created more than one test-site using different backup versions, or for different sites, you can access them all by clicking on them from either the notifications on your dashboard:
… or from the section that gives you the progress of the tasks performed on various sites added to the dashboard.
Just clicking on the respective notifications will allow you to either access the test site, or remove it.
Removing the Test Restore site would delete it, and all its information from BlogVault’s servers.
BlogVault’s Test Restore feature is the easiest way to create a staging site using your backup versions, and make sure that you have the control you need and want over your WordPress site.