How to backup and restore your Shopify store
Shopify offers a secure platform to make sure your store stays safe online.
That does not mean you don’t need to store backups just in case something goes wrong, for example:
- Hacker gains access to your account and deletes your store.
- Malicious app deletes your store.
- Mistake done by one of your staff by deleting products or even your entire store.
There are multiple ways to backup your Shopify store, however 2 basic ways to backup:
How to do it manually:
What you need to know first is what we are doing is exporting a CSV file (which can be opened using Microsoft Excel) of your store’s data.
This CSV file can later be imported (also manually) in case of a disaster.
You can learn how to export your store in the links below (images and written explanation is available):
- Exporting products — for products.
- Importing and exporting customer lists — for customers.
- Export orders to a CSV file — for your orders
It’s also important to note that a CSV export of your products won’t help you if your products are deleted. The CSV references product images stored on Shopify’s content delivery network (CDN), and those files are deleted when the product is deleted.
If your products are deleted, and you import your products via the CSV file, none of the product images will be restored.
You’ll also have to rebuild all of your collection by hand.
How to do it automatically:
There are Shopify apps to help you backup your Shopify store.
Rewind Backups: Automated, secure backups for stores of all sizes
Rewind is the easiest way to backup your Shopify store and undo unwanted changes. Get peace of mind knowing that your most important store data is automatically backed up by Shopify’s top-rated backup app.
Every day, Rewind backs up millions of items for merchants of all sizes. From small shops to Shopify Plus stores.
Backup Master: – An automated, secure backup solution for your Shopify store
BackupMaster.io automatically backs up the data from your Shopify store and puts it in our secure storage. When an item is changed, BackupMaster.io saves a new version of your Shopify data during the backup. That way you can restore to any previous version, ensuring that you can restore to the exact date and time that you need.
BackupMaster.io was designed from the ground up to be completely secure. Connections to Shopify are always made securely, and your most important store data is stored encrypted in Microsoft Azure Datacenter (South Central US).
Automatic Backups by Talon: A fully automated backup system for your store in one click
Automatic Backups is the easiest, most secure way to backup your most important information. The app backups up your entire store and then saves your products, product images, collections, blogs posts, shop pages, and theme files whenever they change. This creates a full history of your shop.
Never worry about changes to your shop again.