How can I clone a site with Timeline Backups?

Ian Ryde
Published: 30 October 2017Last updated: 7 September 2023

Timeline Backups allow you to restore data between hosting packages, making them an ideal tool to assist with 'cloning' websites in your account.

For example, if you wanted to clone into a package called

  • Set up an empty package with domain name
  • Head to the Timeline Backups Page
  • Click View snapshots next to 
  • Select a snapshot time
  • Set the target package to be
  • Start the restore by pressing the Restore Snapshot button

Website cloning via timeline backups

The control panel will show you when the restore is in progress. Navigating away from the page will not cancel the restore and you can view on any previous jobs by heading back into the Manage Snapshots area for and clicking View Jobs.