1. Create a Template Backups page
This will give you a central location to store the backups you create.
From your sidebar, click the + button to the right of your Private section heading and name the new page Template Backups.
2. Locate the main page for the template you wish to backup
This will be the main Ultimate Brain, Creator’s Companion, etc. page.
If you didn’t move the template after originally duplicating it into your workspace, it will still be in the Private section of your sidebar.
If you’ve moved the template to a sub-page, navigate to the main Ultimate Brain/Creator’s Companion/etc. page and then use the breadcrumb navigation at the top of the page to jump up one level. Locate the sub-page link to Ultimate Brain/Creator’s Companion/etc. on this page.
2. Duplicate the top-level template page
Right-click the top-level template page and select Duplicate. This will create a new version of the template titled [Template Name] (1). Note that this may take some time depending on the amount of content in the template.
Right click the duplicated version, select Rename, and rename it to [Template Name] @Today.
3. Move the duplicated version to your Template Backups page
Right-click the duplicated template again and select the Move to option. From here, search for the Template Backups page you created and select it. The template will be moved to the bottom of that page.
4. Archive the duplicated page
This step “archives” the template in the trash, but don’t worry, the template is not permanently deleted and is easily restored! Archiving in the trash means the pages and databases in the backup will be excluded from Notion’s search.
From the Templates Backup page, right-click the backup and select Copy link. Directly below the backup paste that link and select Link to page.
From here, right-click the original backup and select Delete. This will archive the template in the trash and leave the Link to page.
5. Restoring an archived template
Locate the Link to page for the template you wish to restore and click on it. This will open the archived template in the trash with the red banner along the top. Select the Restore page option. From here, click the Template Backups breadcrumb in the top left. The restored template will be found at the bottom of the page. You can then delete the Link to page.