This article will help you to learn about making an on-demand backup of a specific application (application files and database) instead of the whole server backup. 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 database. 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.

This feature is handy when you are working on a single application and want to take a backup of a specific app instead of all the applications deployed on your Cloudways server. If something goes wrong, you can always do a point-in-time restore of the application.

How to Backup a Specific Application

Here are a few steps that will help you to backup a specific application deployed on your Cloudways server.

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.

Next, click the www icon located on the right-hand side of the server tab.

Select a target application that you would like to backup.

Step# 2

Click on Backup and Restore on the left menu bar and hit Take Backup to initiate the 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 server backup is taken or if you do on-demand server backup as well.

Cloudways also offers you the facility of automated scheduled and on-demand backups of the server so Click Here to learn more.

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.

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