How to Manually Backup Your Minecraft Server

We have a video tutorial for creating a manual backup:


Backups can be used to recover your server data in the case of any file loss or griefing. This guide explains how to create a backup.

Creating a Backup using an FTP Client

  1. Download and install FileZilla onto your computer.
  2. On your Multicraft control panel, navigate to Files > FTP File Access.
    FTP File Access

  3. Fill out the details displayed on the FTP Server Login page into FileZilla as shown below. Your FTP password is the same as your Multicraft control panel password.
    FTP Multicraft Details
    FTP FileZila Details

  4. Click Quickconnect on FileZilla and wait for it to successfully connect.

    Once it shows Status: Directory listing of "/" successful and your server files are listed on the lower-right section, under Remote site on FileZilla, this means that you have successfully connected.
    Directory Listing Successful

  5. On your computer, create a new folder with any name you'd prefer.
  6. Select all of the files with Ctrl + A then drag and drop all of the server files into your newly created folder.
    Transfer Files

If you are prompted with a pop-up window saying The server's certificate is unknown, you can press OK and it will begin the transfer.

You have now made a backup of your server to your computer!

Creating a Backup using Multicraft

  1. Log in to the Minecraft control panel and navigate to Files > Backup.
    Manual Backup - Panel

  2. On the Backup page, click Start.
    Manual Backup - Start Backup

  3. Once a message appears above the start button just like the one shown in the screenshot below, you have successfully created a backup!
    Manual Backup - Complete

It is also possible to automatically create backups so you do not have to manually create one each time. You can view our tutorial on creating automatic backups here: How to Automatically Backup Your Minecraft Server

To restore a previously created backup, follow our guide here: Restore Server Backups

As an alternative to FileZilla, you are also able to use WinSCP. We have a guide on how to use WinSCP here.

If you require any further assistance, please contact our support at:

Mitchell Smith

Managing Director @ Shockbyte

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