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How do I back up my server's contents?

Posted October 10, 2014 1.5k views

Is there an equivalent to Windows Explorer where I can go to download specific files presently stored on my droplet?

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What kind of files are you talking about?

Do you have any sort of control panel?

It would also help if you tell us what kind of OS you are using?

Hello,

If you have any control panel like Plesk, Vesta or cPanel you can download the files via the File Managers. The other option will be to use a SFTP client like FileZilla or download the files via the terminal using rsync or scp

You can check the following articles:

https://docs.digitalocean.com/products/droplets/how-to/transfer-files/

https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorials/how-to-use-rsync-to-sync-local-and-remote-directories

https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorials/how-to-copy-files-with-rsync-over-ssh

Regards,
Alex

by Bulat Khamitov
In this tutorial we'll use Rsync to copy files over SSH.