Can the Kinsta environment backup restore anywhere?

Environment Backup
Create a downloadable archive file containing your entire website.
You can create a downloadable backup once per week.
The downloadable backup will be available for you to download for 24 hours.


Is this Kinsta backup easy to restore anywhere?

Or does it have a lot of Kinsta OS stuff that makes it more difficult to install elsewhere?


I know that the Updraft Plus plugin is more generic Wordpress/WooCommerce.
At the moment Kinsta has limitations to do that once a month, but we are trying to expand it.


Thanks for your assistance.

Hi @Steven_Spencer Welcome to DevKinsta! Apologies for missing your post. You can certainly use the downloadable backup to restore on DevKinsta itself, but it is indeed a bit of a manual process. You’ll need to extract the files into the directory that contains the locally hosted files, then use the database manager to import the database.

What may be easier however is restoring a backup on Kinsta itself into the staging environment. Then you can use MyKinsta to pull the staging environment.

We haven’t heard back from you on this topic in a while. However, if you do need further assistance you can simply create a new topic on the forum. Thank you again for using DevKinsta. Let us know if you need further assistance! :wave: