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BackUpWordPress

Simple automated backups of your WordPress powered website.

17 reviews
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1 star
Backup it created didn't work as advertised when I tried to restore my site!!
By , for WP 3.9.1

Well, I was told this plugin was great but it really SUCKS.

After installing the plugin I created a backup of my site and db. Lo and behold a couple weeks later I needed to restore my site. Guess what? The backup for the database would NOT WORK! I Kept getting database errors when I tried to restore the db from the backup. I was able to restore my site files, but not the database. All page content and post content would not show up on my site. Looks like you CAN'T count on this plug-in to work when you need it. I went to the plugin site for help and their "help search engine" has no useful info. The plugin's site is worthless when it comes to help.

Out of all the people giving this plugin a good rating, I wonder how many have actually tried restoring their site with one of the plugin's backups? This plugin SUCKS!! Beware, if you need to restore your site database you can't count on the backup to work.

1 star
Disk full
By , for WP 3.9.1

The plugin ignores its own instructions to backup manually, monthly and to keep only the last backup. Repeatedly backs up hundreds of MB until the server generates a "Disk Usage Critical Warning" from the hosting provider when it reaches 1GB allocated space. This has happened more than once, even after deleting all old backups. Also, the zip file it generates is always corrupted. Disabled this plugin (v2.6.2) for a time but have now deleted it - too much trouble!

1 star
Poor
By , for WP 3.7.1

I tried on many sites including http://www.fintuberadiators.co.uk and could never get to change the standard settings????

Same on my website

1 star
poor documentation
By , for WP 3.8.2

I perched wordpressbackup on google drive:
-the key on my invoice is not valid
-there is no documentation
-Haven't got confirm email yet
-there is no setting for google drive

1 star
BackupWordPress
By , for WP 3.8.1

I don't like it at all. I don't know where my backups are going. I can't find any control over where I back up. I like to backup to my local system but i do not see a way to do that. It is not flexible at all. It keeps giving me this error "wp-cron.php is returning a Recv failure". I have followed the "FAQ" it refers to and still can not fix it. I'm getting rid of it and going back to using ftp.

1 star
Nasty plugin that is a liability and may destroy your hosting
By ,

I thought this seemed too good to be true. But I never suspected foul play.

This is a nasty plugin that fails to remind you that if your site is bigger than a picture of a cat, copies of your site in this way could end up crashing your server, going over your allocated space and even getting your site suspended...14 copies is virtually fantasy land.

Firstly, it gave me a 2mb 'backup' when my site is around 400mb.

Then I managed to do a full backup. It failed....and failed.

My site is about 400mb which is nothing compared to many. I realized that 14 copes of 400 would be way over my space anyway. Even saving one copy would be a struggle.

Horrible.

1 star
Buggy and inconsistent
By ,

It's certainly a convenient way to back up your site....when you can get it to work. The best thing going for this plugin is that there is no competition, otherwise I would drop it like a hot potato.

1 star
Comment
By , for WP 3.7.1

1 star
One of the worst plug-ins I've tried
By , for WP 3.5.2

WARNING! DO NOT CLICK THE "EXCLUDE" LINK if you have anything other than a basic WP site on your server - this will hang your browser indefinitely.

It's hard to believe anyone with a decent sized site would find this useful. While I applaud the developer(s) for 'trying' to provide a reasonable back-up solution for the masses, this thing fails miserably. Barebones functionality with the Exclude nailing the coffin shut as it tries to load a listing of EVERY file on your server, instead crashing the browser.

1 star
Beautiful interface but never actually backed up EVERYTHING
By ,

Easy to install and use but when I downloaded one of the "all site" back-ups to check what was "zipped" the folder with all of my images in wp-content was not there.

I tried to click on the "excludes" link in the interface -thinking maybe they were inadvertently excluded - but all I got was a big black screen with a rectangle that hung for about 5 minutes and then gave me a "could not load content" error. I tried to click this link several times during the day and no luck.

So.. what use is a back-up plug-in that does not actually back EVERYTHING up when you think it does?

Ciao,

L

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