Downloading your WordPress site’s backup is a simple 3-click process, with the BlogVault dashboard.
There are two ways you could download backup versions of your WordPress site:
1. From the Site Details page
Clicking on the ‘Download Backup’ button from the Backup module will allow you to download the latest version of your WordPress site.
2. From the History page
Clicking on the History button in the Backup module takes you to a list of backup versions, arranged in a timeline. You can choose to download any of the 30 backup versions you see displayed on this page.
Downloading a Backup Version
In either case, clicking the ‘Download Backup’ button leads you to the following form:
The form requires essential details related to the backup version you want to download, as well as your WordPress site’s database tables so that the BlogVault plugin can prepare and download the necessary files and tables from your site.
This field in the form refers to the backup version to be downloaded. It is automatically filled up, depending on where you clicked the ‘Download Backup’ button from.
- If you opted to download your backup from the Site Details page, it will be filled in with the latest backup version for your site.
- If you selected on a specific backup version and chose to download it, this field will be filled up with the version number of the backup you selected.
2.The destination URL
This is automatically filled up with your WordPress site’s URL.
3. The WordPress site’s database credentials
BlogVault automatically fills in the database credentials of your site are automatically, but feel free to to check the filled-in fields, before proceeding to the next section. (Your web hosting service would have mailed these details to you).
4. Advanced Options
This section allows you to choose if you’d like to download either tables and files, only tables, or only files of your WordPress site:
5. HTTP Basic Authentication
This section asks you for your WordPress site’s HTTP Basic Authentication credentials. You will need to fill these up only if you’ve enabled this option on your site:
Once you are done filling up/going through all the fields on the form, click on ‘Continue’. This will immediately start compressing your WordPress backup.
This process is quick, and continues in the background even if you exit the page.
When your backup is zipped, the BlogVault dashboard will give you a ‘Download Link’.
Clicking on this link will download the .zip file of your backup to the computer you’re using to access the dashboard. If you can’t click on the button, you could copy the link and paste it into your browser’s address bar to achieve the same result.
And that’s it! It’s that simple to download a WordPress backup from the BlogVault dashboard!