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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

46 reviews
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4 stars
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1 star
Does not work properly
By , for WP 3.9.1

Dropbox authentication errors required a third-party plugin to fix, and then I ran into the same problems many other users have complained about for a year or more: 5 minute timeout warning. Read many threads for hours on end and was unable to resolve.

1 star
Doesn't work with Dropbox...
By ,

There's an issue with dropbox. Plugin clearly has an issue because someone has produced a fix that works in some circumstances. Loads of unanswered support questions. Users left high and dry. Don't bother.

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

Hello,
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.

DO NOT USE, YOU WILL REGRET IT!!!!

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.

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