The Perch Backup app enables you to create a backup of your Perch files and database (if your hosting allows) from the admin interface. This can be helpful for backup of resources and also site migration.

  • Backup App

Documentation & Installation instructions

Full Documentation and installation instructions for the Backup app can be found on our support site.


  1. We do not back up your site pages – these are outside the Perch directory
  2. If you backup MySQL this will download your entire MySQL database. If you have other tables as well as Perch tables in that database they will be downloaded as well, and will be available to any Perch user with access to this app.
  3. Before relying on a backup please check everything is in there and you can open the ZIP and read the contents!


  • Type: App
  • Compatibility: Perch 2.0.6 or newer
  • License: Free
  • Developer: Perch
  • Full Documentation: Documentation

Change log

  • 1.2 – Bug fixes
  • 1.1 – Updated for Perch 2

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