Dear community and WA friends, I am with WA for half of a year now and I still have issues backing up my website. Can you help me with the following - how do I backup my entire website in 1 backup file (zip format) and my database in sql format? I have the All-in-one WP migration ->export function, but it donlowad a file with .wpress extension that tells me nothing. How do I get the zip and SQL file, can you help me with that? Thanks a lot in advance,

Aleks

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Lleexxii Premium
Thank you, All, AbieAj, Phil and Phil :) Juts another example as to how we (me) tend to complicate things. Your replies made me really understand how simple this in fact is - one plugin for export, same plugin for import - done. Thanks a lot for taking the time to help me understand this. All the best to you :)

Aleks
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phil1944 Premium
The file with the .wpress extension contains your complete website, including your database. However, you need to use All-in-One WP Migration to restore from that file. I've used it many times and it works perfectly.
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feigner Premium
but everything is included within the wpress file
the data base along with all the other parts of your site....
on github there is a free program that can help you split the backup file into your sitefiles again....
why do you need the sql file ...
unless you goto a different host then you will not be able to upload it here, not with hte managed hosting and no cpanel....
i hope you manage to get the information you need...
phil
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
Hi

I use the AIO WP Migration or Updraft plugins. UpdraftPlus is a premium and highly recommended

With AIO WP Migration, there is a import and export button, and what it does is export a zip file, and through import, take in the zip file and migrate all of your content for you.

https://youtu.be/yat8HfpY1eM
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Lleexxii Premium
Thanks a lot for your rapid reply, AbieAJ, I also use the AIO WP Migration plugin, but all that I get with the export is a file with that I does not look like a zip file nor I do know what to do with it next... mywebsite.com-20220124-113939-1qw18s
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
I am not so sure how the SQL file would be handled, however I am looking into it.

Thank you for your patience.
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Lleexxii Premium
Thank you, AbieAJ, no hurry with that. I was also wondering, just different requirement by different providers.
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
I see okay. Thank you for your notes.
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