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UpdraftPlus Backup Restore Existing Backups shows you how to backup and restore your website and more.

Last Updated: July 4, 2020

Latest News: Updated the documentation.

This tutorials shows you how the restoration process is carried out by UpdraftPlus. This is very simple and easy to follow steps. If you run into issues during your restoration, check the log file. The log file will let you know where the process failed.

UpdraftPlus Backup Restore Tutorials:

UpdraftPlus Backup Restore Existing Backups

Step 1 ) The following image Existing Backups shows you the number of backups available. In this example there is 1 existing backup to download and or restore.

More tasks:

  • Upload backup files
  • Rescan local folder for new backup sets
  • Rescan remote storage

Backup data (click to download)

  • Database
  • Plugins
  • Themes
  • Uploads
  • Others


  • Restore
  • Delete
  • View Log

Actions upon selected backups

  • Delete
  • Delete all
  • Deselect


Step 1-a ) The following image shows you the options available when you click on one of the backup data buttons above. In this example the Database button was clicked.

File ready. Actions:

  • Click on Download to your computer button when you are ready.
  • Click on Delete from your web server button when you are ready.


Choose the components to restore

Step 2 ) The following image Choose the components to restore allows you to select what you would like to restore from the following options.

Choose the components to restore:

  • Plugins
  • Themes
  • Uploads
  • Others
  • Database
  • Click on Next button when you are ready.


Step 2-a ) The following image lets you know that the retrieving has been successful and you are ready to proceed. options. Click on Restore button when you are ready.


Step 2-b ) The following image lets you know that the restoration process has begun.


Step 2-c ) The following image lets you know that the restoration was successful. This is great news. If you run into any issue, click on the link to download the log file. The log file will reveal any issues it ran into during the restoration process.  Click on Return to UpdraftPlus configuration button when you are ready. 



That is how simple it is to restore your backups using UpdraftPlus plugin.

Click on the following URL Settings to learn more.

I will be updating this tutorial from time to time so keep coming back for the latest. If you have any questions please let me know.


I have been working in IT since 1999 and I enjoy the challenges it brings me. I love developing websites with WordPress. I spend a lot of time helping out in wordpress.org forums. I have been writing tutorials since 2011. Now I am learning how to manage my own VPS "Virtual Private Server.

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