Magento 2. How to Backup Your Website

Here you can find the instructions on how to backup your Magento 2 website.

1. On the Admin sidebar, tap System. Then under Tools, choose Backups.

2. In the upper-right corner, tap the button for the type of backup you want to create:
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  • System Backup — complete backup of the database and the file system.
  • Database and Media Backup — backup of the database and the media folder.
  • Database Backup — backup of the database.

3. To put the store into maintenance mode during the backup, mark the checkbox. When the backup is complete, maintenance mode is turned off automatically.

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4. For a system backup, mark the Exclude checkbox if you do NOT want to include the media folder. Then when prompted, confirm the action (press OK).

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5. The backups stored under the var > backups folder.

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