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Recover Your Site Using Disaster Recovery

The Disaster Recovery feature enables you to recover your website to its previous state quickly. In this section, you can choose to set or reset a disaster recovery point and take various actions, such as initiating the recovery process, downloading the recovery point, and copying the recovery URL.

Note: The Disaster Recovery feature is available with Basic and higher license levels.

Assigning a Backup as Disaster Recovery

Once the backup is created, you’ll find the list of backups that are available for Disaster Recovery. A blue icon will be indicated as shown below:

Note: If you don’t see the blue icon for Disaster Recovery, change your package’s settings. Make sure to avoid filtering any core WordPress files or database tables. It’ll also need to be stored locally.

Click on the Blue Icon and set the Disaster Recovery from the Backup you’d like to assign.

Once the Disaster Recovery is set, the Backup will be displayed with Green Icon. Green Icon means your Backup is now a recovery point that you can use to recover site anytime.

Next, to start the Disaster Recovery process, click on the Green Icon or click on the Dropdown and click on the Disaster Recovery Button as shown below:

This will display the popup to Download the Launcher and Copy the Disaster Recovery Link. You can select any option of your choice.

Clicking the Download Launcher Button saves the disaster recovery .html file to your computer. If you want to open the recovery link in a new tab or window, simply use the Copy Link button.

Launch the Recovery Wizard

When you open the downloaded launcher or access the link in a new tab/window, it opens the Wizard to initiate the disaster recovery process.

In Step 1 – Feel free to read and agree to the terms and notices by checking the box. Then, proceed by clicking the Restore Button.

A confirmation popup will appear, showing the Site and Database settings information, before proceeding with the installer. Click on OK to proceed.

The installer will start extracting archive files. This can take several minutes depending upon the size of the backup:

Recovery Process will take a few minutes to revert to your backup. When it’s finished, you can see reports about the uploaded files in Step 2:

This way, you have successfully recovered your site!

Currently, Disaster Recovery only supports restoring a complete backup of your site. It captures your entire site and recovers it precisely as it was, provided you haven’t created any file or database table filters.

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