Exporting your data can be used to easily back-up your website or help you move from one server to another.
Exporting your data is quite simple:
If you don't already have a back up system in place on your server or from your hosting provider, gpEasy's export tool can help you perform your own back ups for your gpEasy managed content. In the event of a server failure, a recent backup can help you get your site back up and running.
To back up your gpEasy installation, run the export tool (See "Export Steps" above) and be sure to download the exported package to a location other than your web server.
Using an exported package can be used for a number things including:
Note: It's a good idea to restore within the same version of gpEasy that you did the export from. For example: if your export was performed from an installation using gpEasy 2.3.3, make sure you're using gpEasy 2.3.3 when restoring.
Note: While this process is designed to restore data to your gpEasy installation, it's a good idea to back up your current data before following these steps.
To begin, we'll assume your web server is not your personal computer and that you exported a .tar.gz backup and saved it to your personal computer.
If your installation does not have ftp support, it's likely you won't be able to follow the steps described above for file restoration. You can use the following steps to restore from a backup manually.
Note: As mentioned above, before restoring from a backup, be sure to save a backup of your current site if there's a chance you could lose important content.
Again, we'll assume your web server is not your personal computer and that you exported a .tar.gz backup and saved it to your personal computer.