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Only Backup Plugin to Work on ZippyKid (3 posts)

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  1. Ed Gray
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I tried BackWPup, WP Backup to Dropbox, WPMUDEV Snapshots and PressBackup before trying this backup on my site hosted on ZippyKid. ZippyKid says they do daily backups, but you cannot access them directly, you have to submit a help ticket. I wanted something that I could access on my own. BackWPup looked like it would be a great option with wide support for multiple destinations, but I could not get mail, S3 or Dropbox to work. The other plugins had similar issues.

    Google Drive for WordPress worked the first time. It is fairly straight forward and does what it says it will do. It is a no frills plugin. It allows you to select which tables and files to backup. Google provides you with 5 GB or free space on Drive with a free Google Apps account and has a reputation for being reliable. With the Desktop Drive application you can have local copies of your WordPress files as well.

    I gave it 3 stars because there is room for improvement:
    1. While I was able to configure Google API the first time, more detailed documentation would be helpful for the person who had never used the Google API interface.

    2. The interface should adhere to the WordPress standards more closely. Instead of menus, a tabbed interface would be more suitable. The menu entry should be under Settings or Tools instead of being a top level menu under Posts.

    3. A progress/status indicator would be nice during backups.

    4. As well as a log table that listed previous backups

    5. The ability to have different backup profiles is needed. For example, I might want daily database backups, but only weekly backups for all files.

    6.A limit to the number of backups stored in Google Drive so that once t was reached, the oldest backups would be automatically deleted to free up space.

  2. nigedo
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I agree with all your comments. I hope the author takes note or someone comes up with a better plugin for this job.

  3. Anesta
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi, I agree with all the points that you made as well. Point 1 does need addressing because it took me a long while following all the instructions. They were not easily understandable hence why I had to use both the read me text as well as the YouTube video and some WP support forum to get through it. It wasn't easy.

    All the other points too you made that the devs could or should work on I am in agreement with.

    The plugin did do an immediate backup so I do know it works as it went straight to my Google Drive folder. It just needs to be made simpler and clearer for everyone to follow and enjoy the product.

    Room for improvement.

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