How to Backup a Specific Application

This article will help you backup an on-demand application instead of the whole server at Cloudways.

Cloudways Product avatar
Written by Cloudways Product
Updated over a week ago

Table of Contents

This article will help you to learn about taking an on-demand backup of a specific application (application files and database). On-demand backup is very helpful before making any changes to your application, so you can always restore your application if something goes wrong.

Important

Please be advised that this specific application backup is an off-site backup; thus, it does not create a local copy of the application backup in the application folder.

How to Backup a Specific Application

Here are a few steps that will help you to back up a specific application deployed on your Cloudways Platform.

First of all, please select your platform:

Cloudways Flexible

In Cloudways Flexible, the on-demand backup feature takes a backup of your application files and database. Here application files mean that only the public_html and private_html folders are backed up along with the database, and if you restore your application, then the restoration process is also applicable only to these folders and a database.

Step #1

Log in to Cloudways Platform, click on the Servers tab from the top menu bar and choose your target server where your desired application is deployed, as shown in this screenshot.

Classic Interface

New Interface

Next, click the www icon located on the right-hand side of the server tab. Select a target application that you would like to back up. If you are using New Interface, please click the globe icon and choose your application.


Classic Interface

New Interface

Step #2

Click on Backup and Restore on the left menu bar and hit Take Backup to initiate the process. In the case of a New Interface, please click Take Backup Now.

Classic Interface

New Interface

The backup processing time depends on the size of the application files and the database. You will be notified once the process is completed.

Classic Interface

New Interface

You will also see the Last Backup Date, which can be used to verify that the on-demand application backup is successfully created. The last backup date will also get updated when a scheduled server backup is taken or if you do an on-demand server backup.

Classic Interface

New Interface

Cloudways Autonomous

In Cloudways Autonomous, the on-demand backup feature takes a backup of your application files and database. Here application files mean that only the public_html folder is backed up along with the database, and if you restore your application, then the restoration process is also applicable only to this folder and database.

Step #1

Log in to your Cloudways Platform using your email address and password.

  1. From the top menu bar, open Applications.

  2. Then, choose your desired application.

  3. Next, click Workflow/Tools.

  4. Select Backup/Restore.

  5. Navigate to Backup.

Step #2

Next, click Take Backup Now to initiate the backup process.

The backup processing time depends on the size of the application files and the database. You will be notified once the process is completed.

You will also see the Last Backup Date, which can be used to verify that the on-demand application backup is successfully created. The last backup date will also get updated when a scheduled application backup is taken.

That’s it! We hope this article was helpful. If you need any help, then feel free to search your query on Cloudways Support Center or contact us via chat (Need a Hand > Send us a Message). Alternatively, you can also create a support ticket.

Did this answer your question?