Website Security and Backups Help

Exclude items from my backups

Website Backups allows you to specify files and folders to exclude from being backed up.

  1. Go to your GoDaddy product page.
  2. Under Website Security and Backups, next to the account you want to configure, select Manage.
  3. Under Backups, select Details.
  4. Go to Settings by selecting the horizontal three dot menu More menu in the upper-right corner above the Backup Now button.
  5. Select the Content tab.
  6. Select Files to expand the file structure.
  7. Choose the specific files and folders you wish to exclude using the checkboxes on the left.
  8. Note: Select the Custom exclude button if you prefer to manually enter the path of the items to exclude.

  9. Select the Save selection button located at the bottom of the page.


  • To exclude all files in folder: **/folder_name
  • To skip all files of one type from all folders (for example: .png): **/*.png
  • To skip all files of one type from a specific folder (example .png): **/folder_name/*.png

Note: ** represents the folder path, if you know the correct directory path, you can set that instead.

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