Restore to a new site

You’ve always been able to restore your VaultPress backups to the same server. But did you know that you can automatically restore a backup to a new site altogether?

Why would I do that?

  • 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!

Note: The VaultPress restore system currently cannot restore a WordPress single installation into a multisite, nor can it restore a multisite into a single installation. 

Cool, so how do I use this thing?

  1. Before you can restore from backup, you will need to ensure that WordPress is installed and functioning on your new site.
  2. Sign in to the VaultPress dashboard and view the Backups section for your site.
  3. Choose a backup from which to restore, and click the Restore button. restore here
  4. From there, just click Prepare Backup like so:restore prepare
  5. Click the Change Site button to restore your backup to a different site. restore2
  6. Enter your new site address, your SSH, SFTP or FTP credentials, and the location to your new WordPress installation. Then click the Save Alternate Site button.
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  7. Click the Restore button, and watch the progress bar as the backup is restored to your new site. Feel free to take a break or navigate away from the page — the restore will continue to run. We’ll even send you an email once it’s finished.
If you have any questions about restoring your backup to a new site, or just want to say howdy, drop us a line!