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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


180 reviews
Average Rating
4 stars
4.3 out of 5 stars
5 stars
By ,

Hey Hi,
thumbs up for these plugin and much more for the support!
Things look blue but backwpup -It´s save the day!
Thanks for the support Daniel. Great work!
It´s a must have!

Daumen hoch für dieses Plugin, und noch mehr für den super
Support! Hoffnungslos zerschossen und durch backwpup wieder
alles an seinem Platz! Danke für den tollen Support Daniel!!

2 stars
tooo big
By , for WP 3.7.1

this has got to be the biggest plugin I've ever uploaded, and with so many people saying it has problems I'll stick with snapshot backup until it stops working, note to all developers if you want people to pay for the pro version you must keep the free one well supported.

5 stars
this works great with dropbox
By , for WP 3.7

I've used other wp backup plugins and could not get working. but this one works awesome ill give it 5 stars

5 stars
Great plugin! I use it on all the sites I run.
By , for WP 3.7.1

Love all the features. The only thing that is not working is when you create or edit a backup job, there is no default tab shown, you have to click the General tab (or other tab if editing). Otherwise a great plugin!

1 star
Not impressed at all
By , for WP 3.7.1

Backed up with this plugin on AWS EC3 and it closed down my site - 'fail'

Now when I go to my site I get this message
"Error establishing a database connection"

Although others have had great success with this, I do not recommend using it.

5 stars
even the free version do all I need
By , for WP 3.7.1

even the free version do all I need

1 star
CONTAINS MALWARE! Or creates a tunnel for malware injection
By , for WP 3.9.1

I've discovered that more than a dozen self-hosted WordPress-powered blogs have been compromised with malware and malicious code injection through the BackWPUp plugin (latest and previous two versions at least).

Below is a small segment of the malware scan report delivered by my host, Rackspace, for the WordPress sites on my dedicated servers. The entire report is 3879 lines long.

If you use this plugin, I strongly encourage you to ask your host to run a scan on your site(s).

http://www.site01.com/web/content/wp-content/plugins/backwpup/sdk/WindowsAzure/ServiceManagement/Models/HostedService.php CLOUDSITES.PHP.Mailer.020.UNOFFICIAL
http://www.site01.com/web/content/wp-content/plugins/backwpup/sdk/Aws/Guzzle/Parser/Url/UrlParserInterface.php CLOUDSITES.PHP.Mailer.020.UNOFFICIAL
http://www.site02.com/web/content/wp-content/plugins/backwpup/sdk/Aws/Guzzle/Common/Collection.php CLOUDSITES.PHP.Mailer.020.UNOFFICIAL
http://www.site01.com/web/content/wp-content/plugins/wp-cufon/wp-cufon.php CLOUDSITES.PHP.Mailer.020.UNOFFICIAL
http://www.site02.com/web/content/wp-content/plugins/backwpup/sdk/Aws/Aws/Common/Exception/ExceptionFactoryInterface.php CLOUDSITES.PHP.Mailer.020.UNOFFICIAL
http://www.site01.com/web/content/wp-content/plugins/backwpup/sdk/OpenCloud/OpenCloud/Base/Base.php CLOUDSITES.PHP.Mailer.020.UNOFFICIAL
http://www.site02.com/web/content/wp-content/plugins/backwpup/sdk/SwiftMailer/dependency_maps/message_deps.php CLOUDSITES.PHP.Mailer.020.UNOFFICIAL
http://www.site02.com/web/content/wp-content/plugins/backwpup/sdk/OpenCloud/OpenCloud/Base/Exceptions/MetadataUpdateError.php CLOUDSITES.PHP.Mailer.020.UNOFFICIAL
http://www.site02.com/web/content/wp-content/plugins/backwpup/sdk/Aws/Guzzle/Http/Message/HeaderComparison.php CLOUDSITES.PHP.Mailer.020.UNOFFICIAL
http://www.site01.com/web/content/wp-content/plugins/backwpup/sdk/Aws/Aws/S3/Model/Grant.php CLOUDSITES.PHP.Mailer.020.UNOFFICIAL
http://www.site02.com/web/content/wp-content/plugins/backwpup/sdk/Aws_v1/utilities/mimetypes.class.php CLOUDSITES.PHP.Mailer.020.UNOFFICIAL
http://www.site02.com/web/content/wp-content/plugins/backwpup/sdk/WindowsAzure/Table/Models/Filters/ConstantFilter.php CLOUDSITES.PHP.Mailer.020.UNOFFICIAL
http://www.site01.com/web/content/wp-content/plugins/backwpup/sdk/Aws/Aws/S3/Enum/Protocol.php CLOUDSITES.PHP.Mailer.020.UNOFFICIAL
http://www.site01.com/web/content/wp-content/plugins/backwpup/sdk/Aws/Guzzle/Service/Command/Factory/CompositeFactory.php CLOUDSITES.PHP.Mailer.020.UNOFFICIAL
http://www.site01.com/web/content/wp-content/plugins/backwpup/sdk/PEAR/Console/Getopt.php CLOUDSITES.PHP.Mailer.020.UNOFFICIAL
http://www.site01.com/web/content/wp-content/plugins/backwpup/sdk/Aws/Guzzle/Parser/UriTemplate/UriTemplate.php CLOUDSITES.PHP.Mailer.020.UNOFFICIAL
http://www.site01.com/web/content/wp-content/plugins/backwpup/sdk/WindowsAzure/ServiceBus/Models/ReceiveMode.php CLOUDSITES.PHP.Mailer.020.UNOFFICIAL
http://www.site01.com/web/content/wp-content/plugins/backwpup/sdk/SwiftMailer/classes/Swift/CharacterReader/GenericFixedWidthReader.php CLOUDSITES.PHP.Mailer.020.UNOFFICIAL
http://www.site02.com/web/content/wp-content/plugins/backwpup/sdk/SwiftMailer/classes/Swift/Mime/EncodingObserver.php CLOUDSITES.PHP.Mailer.020.UNOFFICIAL
http://www.site02.com/web/content/wp-content/plugins/backwpup/sdk/WindowsAzure/Common/Internal/InvalidArgumentTypeException.php CLOUDSITES.PHP.Mailer.020.UNOFFICIAL
http://www.site02.com/web/content/wp-content/plugins/backwpup/sdk/Aws/Aws/S3/Exception/MalformedXMLException.php CLOUDSITES.PHP.Mailer.020.UNOFFICIAL
http://www.site02.com/web/content/wp-content/plugins/backwpup/sdk/OpenCloud/OpenCloud/Base/Exceptions/JsonError.php CLOUDSITES.PHP.Mailer.020.UNOFFICIAL

5 stars
Hmm, Works great lol. Some suggestions though
By , for WP 3.6.1

So, I came here to complain how this plugin did not work, how it was disappointing me because it used to work and how I ran off and grabbed BackUpWordPress and it worked. That is until I DID install BUWP and it told me it was backing up my 1GB database/files collection.

Needless to say I was completely dumbfounded as to the size and went to investigate. Come to find out that when you start a compression of the site and cancel it, BackWpUp does not delete the temp file lol. Filled my hard drive with temp files till it could not back up any more. After some housekeeping and general maintenance everything is working the way it should.

I had three recommendations. First, instead of sitting at "Compression method is ZipArchive" it REALLY should say "Compressing files, please be patient this may take a while" so those of us who think its just sitting there broken would be able to understand this is how it works.

Second off, give us a database size of which we will be compressing. This would of saved me LOADS of time in figuring out my issue.

Finally, mention that ZIP is MUCH slower then say TarGZip. It sat for 500 seconds with zip and was (from what I can guess with the size of the temp files) about half way done and with GZip it took 55 seconds flat to complete

EDIT: After talking with the dev's I was thrilled at their help. Revised to 5 stars!!!

1 star
Can't risk getting Pro
By , for WP 3.6.1

Can't get it working on free version so definitely will not risk getting paid version. Shame their so tight with forum support (Blurring out replies in forum)I want a pro version plug-in but won't waste my time here if i can't get the free version working with my install. My money is going somewhere else.

5 stars
Flexible and solid
By , for WP 3.8

Anytime I need to restore or check any recent update, this is my best source!
Excellent job, thanks.

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