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How to Back Up or Restore a VPS Server
How to Back Up or Restore a VPS Server
Saving and restoring a VPS server with Backups and Snapshots
Updated over a week ago

There are two ways on VPS to ensure your server has a “safe point” – those are backups and snapshots. Restoring your server from them takes only a couple of clicks, however, keep in mind, that restoration from a backup or snapshot will overwrite all the data. This change is not reversible.

How to Manage VPS Backups

To check your backups, open the VPS dashboard, and choose the server:

The VPS section in hPanel

And open the Snapshots & Backups page from the left menu:

Snapshots and Backups section in hPanel → VPS

There you will see all available backups.

Restoring the Server From a Backup

On the Snapshots & Backups page, find the backup that you wish to restore, and click on Restore:

Restoring a VPS backup

Your VPS will be locked while the restoration is in progress.

Getting More Frequent Backups

If you want daily backups, you can order them on the same Snapshots & Backups page:

Upgrading the backup feature

If the last backup was created less than 24 hours ago, and you need a fresh one before performing some major changes, you can create a snapshot instead.

How to Manage VPS Snapshots

Unlike backups, you can have only one snapshot at a time. Also, snapshots are not created automatically – you can create them manually.

To create a snapshot, open the Snapshots & Backups page and click on Create Snapshot:

Creating a snapshot of a VPS server

Once created, your snapshot will be displayed above the backups:

The VPS snapshot list

You can either restore the snapshot or delete it once it becomes unnecessary. A snapshot is automatically deleted in 20 days.

If you change your VPS operating system, your snapshot will be lost 💡

That's it! Now you know how to manage your VPS backups and snapshots 😊


  • After the restoration, your server will be brought back to the state it was at the moment of backup/snapshot creation; all the changes that were done after the backup/snapshot date will be reverted

  • Backups or snapshots cannot be downloaded directly, although you can use FTP to download the files to your computer

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