How to Backup a Local Site


You can also backup your Local Site with Cloud Backups. Check out this doc for information.

Like other files on your computer, we recommend you backup your Local Sites to avoid data loss and protect your hard work.


Local Sites are stored in ~/Local Sites, and you may be able to recover sites from this directory. However, follow the instructions below for a complete backup.


Start Your Local Site

Click “Start Site” on your Local Site to start it.


Right-click Export

For a complete copy of your site, right-click on your site and choose “Export”. This will include site files and database in a single .zip archive.

Then click “Export Site”. Depending on the size of the site, exports can take several minutes.

Success! You now have a backup of your Local Site. Simply drag this .zip archive into Local to import from backup.


Bonus: if you export your site to your computer and also backup your computer (ie: to an external hard drive), you’ll backup your Local Site backup for extra protection!