For Cloud Sites, an FTP snapshot is a read-only image of your FTP data, taken during specific time intervals.
Snapshots are taken at the top of the current hour and go back 32 hours.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Snapshots ONLY include your FTP / Website content they do NOT include your databases!
Retrieving data from FTP Snapshots is an emergency-recovery method, and is not intended to be used for general backup purposes. We strongly recommend that you utilize your own backup process using a cron script. Here are two articles to help you shedule DB backups using a cron job.
How do I create a cron job to backup my MySQL database? and How can I create a cron job to backup my MSSQL database?
NOTE: You may need to execute a manual change directory command to .snapshot if you are not able to view and modify the current FTP path.
You should see the following sub-directories if successful:
hourly.0 -> (contains most recent hourly snapshot data)
hourly.8 -> (contains the oldest snapshot data available)
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