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BackWPup Free - WordPress Backup Plugin

Schedule complete automatic backups of your WordPress installation. Decide which content will be stored (Dropbox, S3…). This is the free version

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104 reviews
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4 stars
4.3 out of 5 stars
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5 stars
Nice and continuously improving
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A very nice plugin with many settings, letting you decide exactly what you want to back up. I have been using it for several years and it has been in continous development - new features are popping up all the time. Keep up the great work!

5 stars
Very usefull
By , for WP 3.5.1

Very usefull

5 stars
Really great, free, backup resource...
By , for WP 3.6

This is my favorite, free, back resource, hands down. Haven't had any real problems so far. I wish that the XML export for jobs was free though. ;-(

I have found that creating multiple jobs helps to minimize the chance of a backup hanging or having an error. I create three main jobs: one for database and XML backup; one for all themes and a plugin list; and one for key items in the wp-content folder, as well as .htaccess files, and the wp-config file, etc.

5 stars
Great Plugin
By , for WP 3.5.2

Just a great plugin, does exactly what it says that it will.

5 stars
I can't Uninstall this plugin
By , for WP 3.5.2

I see the plugin on my left sidebar but cannot see it in my plugin directory when I ftp nor is it on my list of plugins when I look from inside WordPress. Help!

5 stars
Works and when there are problems they send an update to fix it
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Love this plugin and use it on many sites. It has saved me more than once.

5 stars
Excellent!
By , for WP 3.5.2

Great tool, thanks a lot!

5 stars
For Multisite this is a must have!
By , for WP 3.5.2

WP Multisite users are aware that standard backup routines either don't work or don't fully support multisite. Mulitisite admins are aware that breaking out a single site for a rollback is not for the weak of heart. BackWPup doesn't automate the restoration of a single site for you, but it does make it possible. If you select the save database option you can have a nightly backup that you can use with your SQL management tool to restore or roll back sites or the entire database. And do let it push to cloud storage. It keeps a local copy but just in case your server is wiped or corrupted, this will give you a recovery path.

I recommend this plugin for any install, but for large multisites, i suggest you skip backing up files with it and use a standard backup routine aimed at just the uploads and blog.dir directories to run nightly backups separately. That will make your backup of the multisite itself smaller, faster, and less of a burden to your server.

And, I have seen people say the backups that come from this plugin are corrupt. That is almost always due to file names or types that are not compatible with archiving the backup. Read your logs. Check your warnings. If you eliminate them, you will find the process will work.

5 stars
Works
By , for WP 3.5.2

This plugin succeeded for me where others failed (I'm looking at you Duplicator and you Online Backup). One cool feature is you can choose where you want your backup to go. So I sent mine to my Dropbox account. Nice and easy. In the future, I may look into paid options, but at the end of the day you can't beat free, and if it works...

Bottom line: I sleep easier knowing my site is completely backed up. Props to the plugin author!

5 stars
Great
By ,

It does what it's proposed to do.

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