Cloud Platform is an open software-as-a-service (SaaS) platform that doesn’t lock in your application. You can export the whole application—code, themes, database, and files—at any time to a site archive file, which you can then use to host your application locally, or use another hosting service.
You can also use the Drush command line tool to create a portable site archive file, which you can then install on a different hosting platform if you want. The site archive file created during the export process includes your databases, themes, content, modules, website, and module configuration settings, and users. To create a site archive file:
Run a command similar to the following:
drush @site.env archive-dump --destination=mysite.tar.gz
[site] is the name of your application on Cloud Platform,
is the Cloud Platform environment (one of
--destination argument is the location where you want the site
archive file created.
You can then use
scp or another similar tool to download the site archive