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Save & restore backups

Learn how to create backup points and restore previously saved versions of your Webflow project.

Note: We’re transitioning to Workspaces, and are in the process of updating our content. Visit the Workspaces blog post to read more about these updates and changes, or visit our updated lesson on how to save & restore backups. You can also learn how to check if your account is on Workspaces.
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Webflow automatically creates backups. If you're on the free Starter plan, you can restore any of the last 2 backups. If you're hosting the site with Webflow or have a premium account plan, you have unlimited backups.

Note: Webflow doesn’t offer scheduled backups but restore points are created automatically on every 50th auto-save.
In this lesson:
  1. Save a backup
  2. Preview and restore backup versions
Important: When you perform a restore from a backup, all CMS Collection and item IDs will refresh. This refresh will affect API calls and third-party connections that use Collection or item IDs. You will need to reconnect them to the refreshed items. Please make sure you want to perform this action before restoring from backup.

Additionally, if you need to restore your site from backup and you have product inventory tracking toggled "on", you will be prompted to "include inventory levels" when restoring your backup. Without this option checked, your inventory levels will reset and inventory tracking will be turned off upon site restore. Learn more about tracking inventory.

Save a backup

Restore points are created automatically on every 10th auto-save and when restoring to a previous version.

Important: Before you manually create a backup restore point, make sure you see the green checkmark near the top right of the Designer to confirm the changes you want to be part of the backup are saved.

To manually create a backup restore point in the Designer:

  1. Click Command + Shift + S (on Mac) or Control + Shift + S (on Windows)
  2. Add a Description (to help you identify this backup version in your backups list)
  3. Save and close 

Preview and restore backup versions

You can access your project backups from the Project settings > Backups. Here, you can preview any backup to make sure you're restoring the right version.

Just in case, Webflow saves the current version of your project when you restore to a previous version. And, images and other assets are saved and restored with a backup.

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