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After your backup has completed successfully, you will be able to download a copy of your files from your Sucuri Backups Dashboard (the link can be found at the top of your Sucuri dashboard).

Choose the card for the website.

backup card

Then click on the desired backup date.

backup date

You'll have two options for your zip file archive:

  • Zipped Files Download - full backup of all website files and folders
  • Selective Files Download - select only the files you wish to download

archive options

You can choose the files to download with Selective Files Download.

selective download

Next, you can choose how you'll download the zip file:

  • Email me the download link - recommended for large backups, allows backups to resume if the download is interrupted
  • Wait here for the download - download will begin in the browser immediately after the archive is generated

download method

Restoring Your Website Files

Once you have downloaded your zip file, restoring the files is very easy!

You need to decompress the zip file (usually by double clicking) and then upload the files to your host server using an FTP client such as FileZilla, CyberDuck, etc. You can also upload your files using the file manager found on your hosting control panel/cPanel.

It's recommended that you merge the restore files with the files on your host server, rather than replace them. Merging preserves non-retored files on the server.

If you need help with restoration, we suggest contacting your website developer, hosting provider, or server administrator.

If you are still not sure what do, please feel free to open a support ticket with the Sucuri team.