Now build and upload a package to your Dropbox account.
A template is a reusable package configuration that can be used in instant or scheduled package creation
A schedule generates a package at a given frequency for easy automation
To verify proper schedule operation
Schedule a backup of only the Database
The following describes how to restore a site in the same or new location using a Duplicator package (installer/archive). It's assumed you have created a package as described in the "Backup Site" section above and plan to install all files and the database contained in the package. * Items in green apply only to Duplicator Pro users.
In addition to the "Classic" site installs, Duplicator Pro includes Drag and Drop site overwrite installs. This is a handy feature for those who want to overwrite an existing WordPress site without the need for FTP or manual database creation. Simply "Drag" an archive from your PC desktop to the destination site's WordPress admin to overwrite the site.
See Drag and Drop Installs with Duplicator Pro for step-by-step instructions.
The following details how to backup only the database from "Site A" and deploy it to "Site B". Please note these steps will only move the database, so if your files are not in sync with the Database you will have issues. Please use the approach with caution and be sure that your files are not out of sync with the database.
The following procedure was developed for use tightly restricted hosts that prevent a zip archive from getting created. Note that this operation is valid for both Duplicator and Duplicator Pro but is usually not needed in Pro due to its support of the "DupArchive" format. DupArchive was specifically designed to get around limitations imposed by hosts related to zip.
*Website directories will likely be public_html, or public_html/sitename. If unsure about where site files are located talk to your host support.