Cloud Backups - Local

Cloud Backups

Create secure backups of your project and work across multiple machines with ease!

Another way to enhance your workflow with Local

Using our Cloud Backups Add-on, you can save a copy of your projects with just a click! Work across multiple machines and keep your projects stored with Cloud Backups.

Connect to the cloud

Cloud Backups uses your Local account to connect to your existing cloud storage provider such as Dropbox or Google Drive.

Backup at any time

As soon as Cloud Backups is linked to your cloud storage account, you can start! With each backup, all data belonging to your project such as files, directories, and databases are stored in the cloud.

Work from anywhere

Retrieve your backups at any time with any computer with Local installed. This allows you to work seamlessly across multiple workstations with the most up-to-date version of your project!

Install Cloud Backups
right from Local...

  1. Click on "Add-ons" in Local from the left nav bar
  2. Click on the "Cloud Backups"
  3. Click on "Install Add-on" button


The high-level details about the Cloud Backups Add-on

How do I install the Cloud Backups Add-on?
  1. Launch Local
  2. Click “Add-ons” in the left navigation bar
  3. Go to "installed Add-ons"
  4. Click on "Install Add-on from disk"
  5. Browse to the downloaded Add-on
  6. Done!
What is a Local account?

You can create a free Local account to access advanced features like Live Links and Cloud Backups.

Does the Backups add-on automatically take backups of my site?

Not at this time but it's something we're looking to rollout in the future. Until then, users can initiate a backup through the Backups add-on at any time and as often as you'd like.

How do I pull one of my backups from Dropbox/Google Drive?

We put together this nifty help doc to guide you through the process of manually restoring your site using Restic.

To confirm, Cloud Backups is a completely free Local Add-on?

That’s correct! This Add-on is installed and enabled for all Local users. See all Local Add-ons here.

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