Step 3. Back up the file system and database

After you pass all readiness checks, you can back up:

  • The Magento 2 file system (excluding var and pub/static directories)
  • The pub/media directory
  • The Magento 2 database

Backups are stored in the var/backups directory and can be restored at any time using the magento setup:rollback or using the Magento Admin.

To back up:

  1. Select the checkbox of each item to back up and click Create Backup.

    The following figure shows an example of backing up everything.

    You can back up the Magento 2 file system, media directory, and database

    (If you choose not to back up, clear all checkboxes and click Next.)

    We strongly recommend you do back up in the event of issues.

  2. Wait while backups are created and continue with any of the following:

The following page displays to confirm a successful backup.

A page displays to confirm your backup was a success

If errors display, see Troubleshoot backups

Next step

After your backup is complete, continue with Step 4. Upgrade.