Under this section, you will have the option to manually generate and import/migrate backups. You will also see a list of available backups for you to restore and download from.

backups page


To generate an on-demand backup manually, click the "Backup" button. To configure a scheduled backup, please navigate to the Schedule Section.

backup button

The Backup window will then pop-up that lets you configure and customize the items you would like to include on the backup, as well as provide a custom backup name and/or select a cloud(remote) destination to transfer your backups to. Please see below for more information regarding the available options on the Backup window:

(Optional) Custom backup name

Specify a custom name for your backup if desired.

Full Backup

Backup your entire WordPress site.

Custom Backup

Select which backup items you would liek to include/exclude from your backup(s).

Backup databases Backup files
  • Full
  • Only WordPress
  • Custom - include/exclude specific Database tables.
  • wp-content
  • plugins
  • themes
  • uploads

Upload to cloud

Enable and select which remote cloud destination you would like to upload and transfer your backups to. Please check the Cloud section on how to configure your Cloud destination(s) and check the table below for a list of supported cloud destinations:

  • Dropbox
  • Google Drive
  • S3
  • One Drive
  • pCloud


The Import/Migrate function lets your import/migrate backups from a local/cloud destination to your JetBackup for WordPress plugin. When importing/migrating from a cloud destination, please make sure you have it connected to the plugin and have the correct path where the backups are stored specified(if requested) on the Cloud<cloud section.

To import/migrate a backup, click the "Import" button.

import button

NOTE: The Migrate Feature is only available on the following Jetbackup for Wordpress Tiers: Admin, Pro

You will then get a list of supported destinations to import/migrate backups from. Please review the list below for supported destinations to import/migrate from:

  • Local PC
  • Dropbox
  • Google Drive
  • S3
  • One Drive
  • pCloud

Once you select a destination, you will then be asked to select which backup you would like to import/migrate, then click the "Import" button.

import select

JetBackup will then process your import/migrate request, please do not close the window while its importing! Once the import/migrate is complete, you should see the backup listed on the Backups section.


To restore a backup, click the "Restore" button corresponding to the backup you would like to restore from.

restore select

The restore window will then pop-up and you will have the option to select what type of restore you would like to execute.

restore window

Available options:
  • Full Restore - restore all data stored in the backup
  • Restore files - only restore WordPress files stored in the backup
  • Restore DB - only restore Databases stored in the backup


The Download function allows you to download either the backup, backup log or restore log corresponding to the backup you would like to download from.

download select

Available options:
  • Backup - downloads the selected backup as an archive(sgbp) file to your local computer.
  • Backup log - downloads the log associated to the backup process for the corresponding backup.
  • Restore log - downloads the log associated to the restore process performed with the corresponding backup.


By default, the Delete function allows you to delete selected backups that are stored locally. If you'd also like for JetBackup to automatically delete the corresponding backups from your cloud destination as well, please make sure to turn on the Backup deletion will also delete from cloud setting under the Settings Section before deleting your backups.

You can either delete a backup by clicking the Trash icon corresponding to the backup(s) you would like to delete OR select multiple backups from the list and click the "DELETE" button to delete multiple backups at a time.

delete select


The extract feature allows you extract your backup to the User's Wordpress directory. To perform this process, click "Extract" and a small pop-up should appear on your screen.

extract button

It should display /home/{USER}/public_html/wp-content/uploads/jetbackup/{BACKUP}/extracted where the extracted file will be placed in. Click "Extract" to finish.

extract popup