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Jetpack Backup

Jetpack Backup allows you to easily restore or download a backup of your site from a specific moment in time. It’s like having a powerful undo button for your WordPress site! 

Activating Backups

This feature is available to all Jetpack sites with a paid plan*. You can upgrade to any of our paid plans from Jetpack → Dashboard → Plans in your WordPress dashboard.

Not sure which plan is right for you? Check out our helpful plan guide, and feel free to let us know if you have any questions.

* Jetpack Backup is still in development and as such is currently only available to sites hosted with Pressable. This page will be updated as Jetpack Backup becomes available to a wider audience.

How It Works

If your site has been damaged by an accidental deletion or some other crisis, you can simply visit its Activity and restore to any point in time in order to get things back to a normal and functioning state.

Jetpack backs up your content, settings, uploads, themes, and plugins — intelligently, and seamlessly. When disaster strikes, you can easily restore things to working order at the single click of a button.

Jetpack Backup is activated as soon as you approve access to your server credentials (this is required so that Jetpack can actually back up and restore your site). When you first connect to Jetpack backup, you will be prompted to do so from within the Activity page.

You can also add these credentials at any time from Manage →  Settings → Security on

Form to add backup credentials

If your credentials stop working at any point, full daily backups will not be possible, and live incremental backups will only include your site’s database (if Jetpack is connected). You will receive an email notification alerting you that backups are not working properly in this case.

You’ll know that your site is being successfully backed up when you see the ellipsis (three dots) icon on the right side of certain events in your Activity. Clicking on that icon will display the options to restore or download a backup. Note that only events logged after adding your server credentials can be used as restore points.

It’s also important to note that only certain events can be used for these point-restores. Generally, these include events like page and post creation/modification, comment submission/modification, plugin and theme installations, modifications, or updates, and additions of or changes to user accounts.

Privacy Information

This feature is deactivated by default, and unlocking/activating it requires an upgrade to a paid plan.

Data Used
Site Owners / Users


We currently back up the following data: WordPress database tables (any tables which begin with your WordPress table prefix and also have a unique key or a primary key). We also back up the files in your plugins, themes, and uploads directories, as well as select files from your WordPress root directory and `wp-content` directory. This includes all the unique and irreplaceable data in WordPress, as well as everything properly integrated into the WordPress installation.In addition to the data that we back up and store, we also use (and store) your server access credentials (if provided): SSH and/or FTP/SFTP. These credentials are explicitly provided by you when activating Jetpack Backups.

For feature usage tracking (detailed below): IP address, user ID, username, site ID, user agent, referring URL, timestamp of event, browser language, country code, and user site count.

Please also refer to the Activity feature’s privacy information.

Site Visitors



Activity Tracked
Site Owners / Users


We track several events around the usage of this feature: backup requests/downloads/confirmations, restore requests/confirmations/cancellations, and date-picker changes/expansions.Please also refer to the Activity feature’s privacy information.

Site Visitors



Data Synced (Read More)
Site Owners / Users


None.Please also refer to the Activity feature’s privacy information.

Site Visitors



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