Configure Backup and Restore App | Zoho Creator Help

Configure backup/restore app

This help page is for users in Creator 6. If you are in the older version (Creator 5), click here. Know your Creator version.

To create a backup

To know about the file size limitations for application backup, click here.
  1. Navigate to Operations on the left pane and select Backup under Applications.

  2. To create a new backup,
    • Click  Create New  button if you're creating a backup for the first time.

    • Click the  New backup  button at the top-right corner if you've already created backups.

  3. In the  New Backup  popup, choose the  application  for which you want to create a backup from the  Application  dropdown.

  4. Choose how frequently you want to back up this application from the  Frequency  dropdown.
  5. Under  Components , choose the required option.
    • Check only the  Schema  box if you want to back up the application without data.
    • Check the  Schema+Data  box if you want to backup data along with the application. 
    • Ideally, the files present in the application will not be backed up. In order to also back up the files, check the  Schema+Data+Files  checkbox.
      This operation is applicable only for immediate backups, as is the case when the  Now  is chosen as a value for the  Frequency  dropdown. 

  6. Under  Start Backup At , configure when you want to schedule your backups. Choose  Now  to immediately create a one-time backup.
  7. Under  Delete Backup After (in Months) , choose the  number of months  post which you want the backup to be deleted automatically.
  8. Click the  Done  button to create the backup.

To restore from a backup

  1. Navigate to  Operations  on the left pane and select  Backup  under  Applications .

  2. A list of backups will be displayed under the  Backups  tab. Click on the  horizontal ellipsis icon  (three dots) present in the top-right corner of the required backup version, then select  Restore

  3. Enter the  name  for the application in the pop-up, then click  Restore Now .

To download a backup

  1. Navigate to  Operations  on the left pane and select  Backup  under  Applications .

  2. Click on the  horizontal ellipsis  icon (three dots) present in the top-right corner of the required backup version and click  Download . The download of the ZIP file containing the backup will start immediately.

To delete a backup

  1. Navigate to  Operations  on the left pane and select  Backup  under  Applications .

     

  2. Click on the  horizontal ellipsis icon  (three dots) present in the top-right corner of the required backup version and select  Delete

  3. In the pop-up that appears, click on  Delete .

To view all the scheduled backups

  1. Navigate to  Operations  on the left pane and select  Backup  under  Applications .

  2. A list of scheduled backups will be displayed under the  Scheduled Backups  tab. 

To activate or deactivate scheduled backups

  1. Navigate to  Operations  on the left pane and select  Backup  under  Applications .

  2. Every scheduled backup will have an  Active Inactive  toggle button present next to it. All backups are  Active  by default.
  3. To  deactivate  a scheduled backup, toggle the  Active/Inactive  button.

To edit the scheduled backups

  1. Navigate to  Operations  on the left pane and select  Backup  under  Applications .

  2. Click on the  horizontal ellipsis  icon (three dots) present in the top-right corner of the required scheduled backup and click  Edit

  3. In the pop-up that appears, provide the information that you need to update.
    Note : All fields except the  Application Name  dropdown are editable.

To delete the scheduled backups

  1. Navigate to Operations on the left pane and select Backup under Applications.

  2. Click on the  horizontal ellipsis  icon (three dots) present in the top-right corner of the required scheduled backup and click  Delete .

To view backup logs

  1. Navigate to  Operations  on the left pane and select  Backup  under  Applications .

  2. All successful and failed backups will be logged under the Backup Logs tab. 


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