Schedule complete automatic backups of your WordPress installation. Decide which content will be stored (Dropbox, S3…). This is the free version
This is a fabulous plugin. Really easy to use and it has a scheduler that works well.
BackWPup emails me the archive to my Gmail account ... what could be easier ?!!!? Love it !!!!!
The only thing you might want to be aware of: I wanted to store the backup file in my root directory ... I later found out that I did not have access rights to the root folder. When I tried backing up with internet explorer, it failed without showing an error message. When I used chrome, I saw a polite error message. By default the backup folder is the Uploads folder ... to which you will have access rights (suggest you trust the defaults).
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:
It's so great :D Better than other.
But the config refresh every time I change tab, I don't like that. And I see the config is somehow difficult to understand for the first time.
THank you. working great (not using dropbox!)
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.
This is perfect.
Simple, fast and easy to conf. Thank you.
Local daily backups at night, and monthly backups via email.
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.
Most of us won't need the pro paid version.
At the beginning I was getting a "time out 10 seconds" error but phoned my hosting provider and they extended it to 30 seconds and everything started working like a charm.
I have been testing it intensively and never failed.
Thank you for such an amazing plugin, for free. If I needed the pro version extra-functionalities I would not doubt buying it.
Keep the good work!
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