Schedule complete automatic backups of your WordPress installation. Decide which content will be stored (Dropbox, S3…). This is the free version
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!
From WordPress 3.5.2 (when I first installed the plugin) to 3.6, I always get warnings and timeouts, and then the job finally completes. I ignorantly didn't verify my backups, and when I eventually did, they didn't seem to be properly encoded, so I couldn't recover them. Looking at the support forum, the plugin creators seem to utterly ignore us free users. I mistakenly thought that a freemium solution would be superior, but not in this case. I've dumped this plugin and I've switched to Online Backup for WordPress, another free solution, which works perfectly for me.
very strange but after update my wp-site to 3.6 i had also an update of backwpup, after installing this update backwpup was removed from my site, tried installing this plugin again, but it did not work again.
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.
I had several problems with BackWPUp:
- BZIP and tar.gz produces corrupted files. Only ZIP is OK.
- the XML output on a multi-site is only for a single blog. At least the database output works for all of them.
- Sugarsync seems to fail.
Just a great plugin, does exactly what it says that it will.
I attempted to use this plugin to backup my medium sized wordpress multisite installation and during the DB Optimize process, the entire website stopped responding and was showing database connection errors. Upon investigation, I found that there were about 30% of my 488 tables "In Use" according to phpmyadmin.
After much research, I found that I was able to manually (via SSH) use myisamchk to force the table back into operation.
If you are encountering this problem, use the short tutorial found here (it's the one that I used)
My wordpress install is now functional and I will gladly be putting up an unfriendly review of this awful plugin wherever seems fit.. Thanks for nothing BackWPUp!
I've had this plugin working well previously, however on a number of sites I'm now getting various failures. Checking the support forum here there is just NO follow up plugin support.
You only have to read the last 3 pages of support requests and they are full of unanswered queries OR a few answered by forum users. This makes it particularly hard, especially for general WP users who are not code educated.
While this plugin used to work just fine, the last few updates have made it completely unusable (whether scheduled or manually launched), but most frustrating is the complete lack of response in the forums (we're talking months).
3 of 98 support threads in the last two months have been resolved.
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