Pantheon - Backing up Your Live Site on Pantheon

Complexity Level: Beginner

This is a beginner topic. Little to no advanced knowledge is required.

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This page will help you create a backup of your live site before you attempt to make any major changes to your views or blocks. 

Table of Contents

Step 1: Log into the Pantheon Dashboard

The dashboard is located at

Step 2: Select the Sandbox That Your Site Is In

Select the sandbox that contains your live site. See below.

Step 3: Open the Live Site tab and Then Click "Backups"

First click to open the Live server environment. Don't worry you can't break anything! 

Next click "Backups"

Step 4: Run Backup

Just leave the backup time selector on "1 Month" and click the yellow "Create New Backup" button.

Step 5: Breathe and Go Forward

Uh oh, what if I break the site after I do this → How do I restore the backup? Follow the Restore documentation.

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