Your friends at VaultPress have been busy dreaming up the latest contraption for you, and today we’re ready to launch it!
You’ve always been able to restore your VaultPress backups to the same server. But starting today, all VaultPress subscribers can automatically restore a backup to a new site altogether!
Why would I want to do this?
- Maybe you’ve always wanted to restore a backup to a new server, or a subdirectory on your current server, for troubleshooting or development purposes. Well, now you can restore your VaultPress backups to a test site!
- Or perhaps you’re getting ready to move to a new host. Now you can easily copy your current site to a new host!
What’s required to make this work?
You only need a few basic things to get started. You’ll need:
- A fresh WordPress installation on a new host, or in a subdirectory on your existing host
- A publicly accessible URL — “localhost” won’t work
- Your FTP, SFTP, or SSH credentials for the host where the new WordPress installation lives
- The filesystem path to the new WordPress installation
Okay, I’m ready! How do I use this thing?
You can restore your backup to a new site in just a few steps:
- Log into your VaultPress Dashboard
- Click on “Backups” in the sidebar
- Choose a backup, and click the “Restore” button:
- Click on the “Change Site” button:
- Fill out the form, including your site’s new URL, FTP credentials, and the path to your new WordPress installation:
- Click the “Save Alternate Site” button
- Click the “Restore” button:
You can watch the progress bars if you’d like, or you can close this page. The restore will run in the background, and your site will be restored in no time!
Have any questions?
If you have any questions about restoring your backup to a new site, or just want to say howdy, drop us a line!