You can change the settings for a scheduled backup such as time of your backup, the time zone, the frequency of the backup and the directories you want to backup. 

1) Log in to your Customer’s Control Panel (CCP)

2) Click on the ‘Dropmysite’ tab

3) The ‘Dropmysite’ page opens

4) Click on the Login to Dropmysite button

5) The Dropmysite (DMS) Dashboard opens

6) Click on the Edit Schedule (download__19_.png) button in the ‘Websites’ section

7) The ‘Schedule Backup’ page opens

8) In the ‘Exclusions’ section, click in the field and enter the names of the files or folders you want to have excluded from your backup such as your ‘Temp’ folder



9) Press Enter, the newly entered file or folder is added to the ‘Exclusions:’ field

IMPORTANT: If you notice a file or folder has been excluded from a backup and it is not listed in the ‘Exclusions’ field, check the file’s permissions. After setting the correct permissions for that file or folder, you can initialize a backup (refer to ‘How to: Initialize an Unscheduled Backup’) to ensure a backup of that file or folder.

10) Click the Next button

11) A summary of the changes you made will be displayed

12) Click the Save button

13) You will receive a confirmation message

Here is the complete list of articles related to changing the settings for scheduled backups of your website:

To see a complete list of all help articles for Dropmysite, refer to the Table of Contents (TOC) in the Dropmysite – Starter Guide.