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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

44 reviews
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4 stars
4.3 out of 5 stars
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1 star
Looks could be deceiving.
By , for WP 3.9.1

I thought this was it. All I need is a simple backup of my DB once a month and this plugin will do it for me. Afraid NOT. The gui looks good and looks feature rich but thats where it ends. Spend a few hours trying to make it work and I am not in the habit of beta or acid test software. I couldnt even manage a test email :( . Am I being ungrateful? No I dont so. I just gave up a few valuable hours for nothing :(

Anyway thanks for the effort.

1 star
DropBox Backup not working
By , for WP 3.9

I have installed this plugin on wordpress and it doesn't works with dropbox backup. When clck on authenticate when adding a job I get this error,

Dropbox API: (59) Unknown cipher in list: some text here..

If they can't fix this, then the plugin is useless to me

1 star
Looked promising but doesn't work for simple download
By , for WP 3.9

I was really hoping to use this plugin for backups. It looked feature rich. My needs were simple, just create a compressed backup file and manually download it to my PC.

The archive would get generated but after downloading it to my PC, its size would be 0 bytes and I could not open it. Spent many hours trying to resolve this and the author also piped in with suggestions but all without success.

In the end, I had to move on and select another backup plugin which worked immediately.

Perhaps it'll work for others using another backup destination supported by the plugin but for a direct download... failed.

1 star
Broken as of Last Week-'Error 15'
By , for WP 3.8.1

I have been using this backup plugin exclusively on all my client's sites (over 20). Working on a new client site the last few weeks and ran a successful BU last week. However, beginning 1st of [this] month I was no longer able to do backups. I get an "error 15 sent to script" box. All forum posts that mention this error are not resolved and mostly blame the hosts. Ultimately went back to xcloner which I used to use all the time before I switched to BackWPup. Too bad.

1 star
Paid for premium and never received anything!!
By ,

Paid for the premium add on and got nothing from the company. Got ripped off!

Just a waste of time and money.

1 star
Do Not Use!
By ,

This garbage just got me thrown off my hosting for sending repeated backups to my server.

I had selected the back up to dropbox option after my host sent me an email saying I was abusing the server. I thought this would sort it out as I wasn't now backing up to the server but it appears this plugin takes no notice of the settings and gets you thrown off your server!

I hadn't even set up an automted backup and was just sendiong one maunual backup to dropbox but this piece of S+++ SENT MULTIPLE BACKUPS AND OVERLOADED MY SERVER ONCE AGAIN!

This is on top of the fact that this garbage rarely works properly and I have spent countless days trying to make the plugin successfully back up my files.

What an unfortunate and costly waste of time and effort this garbage is.


1 star
FTp bad config
By , for WP 3.8.1

Ftp configuration is very wrong

1 star
Free Backup Plugin - Dosn't work - Save Your $$
By , for WP 3.8.1

Installed and received a ton of MSQL errors on the screen as well as the admin panel froze up. I tried several times to install and delete the plugin and had the same results, so I deleted it.

Also, didn't like the idea of pushing to purchase the pro version. If a user likes what he/she see's and uses they'll buy the product.The push to purchase for support and the price are both a BIG turn off.

One other thing to keep in mind, what good is a "restore backup" option if you can't access the site. This feature doesn't help much in a case like this.

1 star
3.1.1 update broke it!
By , for WP 3.8

brings me many annyoances,
especially error messages about

after update to 3.1.1 on three different worpdress sites.

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.

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