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Download a partial database backup

Download one or more specific tables from a database backup copy of a WordPress single site or a WordPress multisite environment.

In the application view of the VIP Dashboard:

  1. Select an environment from the environment dropdown located at the upper left of the VIP Dashboard.
  2. Select “Database” from the sidebar navigation at the left of the screen.
  3. Select Database Backups from the submenu.
  4. Select the date of the backup for download. Database backups are grouped by date, and dates can be selected from buttons in a carousel labeled “Select a date“. The buttons also display the number of backups available for download for each date.
  5. Select the “Configure Download” button to the right of a database backup.
  6. In the “Configure your backup copy” modal, select “Specific tables“.
  7. In the text field below “Enter required table names”, list the database tables to include in the partial database backup copy. Add one table name per line in the text field.
  8. Select the “Generate Backup Copy” button to the right of a database backup.
    The button label will display the text “Preparing Backup” while the database backup file is being prepared for download.
    Backup files for larger databases will take a longer time to prepare.
  9. The button label will display the text “Download” when the database backup file is ready for download. Select “Download” to download the file to the user’s local machine.
Example screenshot of the “Specific tables” database backup option on a WordPress single site environment

Last updated: December 22, 2023

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