How Can I Download a Zip Backup File and SQL export File

Posted January 7, 2020 1.7k views
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I can not find something like file manager or ftp access to perform a whole website backup for , Also I am wondering how can i download the exported database file.

I want to test something in my Local Machine.

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Hello, @notriangleseo

If you would like to download a zile backup file located on your droplet you can download it using sFTP via FileZilla. You can connect using your root ssh credentials on port 22.

You can create a website backup via ssh. If you’re able to access your droplet you can create a backup for the public_html folder. You can use tar to achieve this.

tar -zcvpf backupname.tar.gz /home/site/public_html

If you’re using MySQL you can create a backup using the mysqldump command:

mysqldump -u [username] -p [database name] > [database name].sql

Let me know how it goes.


May I know where I can get the “root ssh credentials”, ( I have access to the DIgitalOcean ControlPanel, but I can’t find the credentials. )

  • I also see, “Reset root password” under Droplet -> Access.

  • Thank You.

Hello, @notriangleseo

You should’ve received them via an email if you’ve used the option to reset your root password. If you haven’t used this option but you do not know them and have access to the control panel then you can simply use it and you will shortly receive an email with the new credentials.

Let me know how it goes.