Schedule complete automatic backups of your WordPress installation. Decide which content will be stored (Dropbox, S3…). This is the free version
UPDATE: I had to change my review because I'm suffering this bug and the plugin doesn't work well anymore. I'll change the review again if the bug is fixed.
UPDATE 2: I've stopped using this plugin and created a bash script that does the same. Therefore, I keep the last rating I gave.
This is definitely the best backup plugin I've tried, does exactly what I ever wanted.
Those whom the scheduled backup doesn't work, read the FAQ, it's usually the hosting's fault and not of the plugin. Simply divide the backup into several small jobs instead of a large unique job, and increase the number of retries to 99. That worked for me.
Ok so here is a very short review of this plug-in.
Let's start with the helpful part. It 'DOSE' back up your WP site. It gets everything including the database, content, and entire folder (even files you don't want included in the backup).
It is totally worthless. You can indeed back up the site but there no way of restoring the site in anyway other than making the same directory structure and database import manually after uncompressing the back up file. Thankfully I have enough knowledge to get my site back up and running (although having to do way more work than what I would ever want to do) I am now able to use a different plugin that will allow me to backup and restore properly.
What floors me beyond not able to use the plugin to restore a site, but also there is a "Pro" version for (currently) $75.00 USD that still does not have the functionality that would be expected with such a plugin.
In short here is what it actually does:
However here is where is falls short:
Backup to Dropbox not work! and the author seems to care not
I get the error "The HTTP response test get a false http status (302" on all my sites. It seems that many others also get this error. It worked for some time and than broke without any change to the sites.
Useless when not stable.
After installing the latest version all my backup jobs stopped working.
The log show me "Strict Notice: Only variables should be passed by reference" and the job doesn't finish, even setting to save file as Tar.
[Please do not post in uppercase & shout at us. Post de-capped.]
This backup plugin will randomly stop working, you can check the support tickets, it's a common issues.
Recently it shut down everyone's sites completely. You cannot access the site, the wordpress control panel or anything else. Again check the support tab, many people have had this issue.
After the plugin takes down your site you cannot delete or update it because... You cannot get into your site.
Says archive created but no archive exists, not locally, not when uploading to DropBox.
No errors!!! So how to work out why it doesn't work.
Used to be a great plugin - real pity, hope it comes around, would have got 5 stars as I like the concept and implementation if it only worked
Had something going before market press got involved. Quick, responsive and useful. Now that the ui interface became more important; sluggish and unresponsive - use 2.1.17 if you are a new user to see the difference and even restore.
Seems now to be show and little go.
3.0.8 works well
3.0.9 not work （The page of 'Add new Job' is blank）
Warning: file_get_contents() [function.file-get-contents]: Filename cannot be empty in \wp-content\plugins\backwpup\inc\class-page-jobs.php on line 468.
1% process and stop.
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