Backing up a WordPress website is commonly referred to as Creating a Package. A package consists of an archive.zip/daf file and installer.php file. The archive file contains all yourWordPress files and database.The associated installer file is used to redeploy the archive file contents. The steps below will allow you to create a backup of your site.
- Click “Duplicator/Pro” > “Packages” > “Create New”
- Enter a package name
- Check “Default” storage endpoint > click “Next”
- Let the scanner run and validate the results
- Click the “Build” button to make a package
The package files are now ready for installation. By default all files in your WordPress root directory will be archived as well as a copy of your Database. You have the option to filter directories, files and database tables when creating the package.
Watch Create a Package – Quick Steps (7:13)
Watch Create a Package – In Depth (52:03)