Backing up a local site


End of Support notice! Acquia has stopped support for Dev Desktop on June 30, 2021. Acquia recommends that you transition to Acquia Cloud IDE for a managed development environment on Cloud Platform. For more information, see Migrating from Dev Desktop to Cloud IDE.

Acquia also provides limited integration with open source alternatives to Cloud IDE for local development. For more information, see Local development solutions.

You can create a complete archive of your Drupal website on Acquia Dev Desktop, which you can use either to back up your website or to import it into another environment.

To create an archive using Acquia Dev Desktop:

  1. Select a site in Acquia Dev Desktop.

  2. Click More, and then click Export to Drupal archive.

  3. Select the location where you want to save the archive file, and then click Save.