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UpdraftPlus - WordPress Backup and Restoration

Easy and complete backups + restoration. Manual or automated backups (backup to S3, Dropbox, Google Drive, Rackspace, FTP, SFTP, email + others).

13 reviews
Average Rating
4 stars
4.9 out of 5 stars
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1 star
Poor plugin
By , for WP 3.7.1

I installed the plugin, wanting to make a quick backup before making changes to my site.

I ran a manual plugin and no zip file was emailed.

It came back with an error and said to look at the log file. If you are a non-techy like me, have you ever tried to look at a log file for an error?

It's a waste of time, a poor plugin that should just "work out the box" but doesn't.

I won't be using this again and I wouldn't recommend you ever use it.

1 star
By ,

Convoluted very frustrating plugin... always forcing an upsell... other free ones are better IMO

1 star
Doesn't work
By , for WP 3.8

Would proably be great if it worked but the progress just creates a log file. I have read up on the problem from 1 year old support posts and it says it's a PHP-bug and it should be updated. But my server already have the latest PHP.

1 star
**cked up my hosting disk usage.
By , for WP 3.7.1

I tried to set up regular FTP site backup to my home server. No backups was created that day and error.log file started non-stop fulfilling with

[Tue Nov 12 15:01:53 2013] [error] [client XXX.XXX.XXX.XXX] PHP Warning: stream_select() [function.stream-select]: You MUST recompile PHP with a larger value of FD_SETSIZE.\nIt is set to 1024, but you have descriptors numbered at least as high as 2138.\n --enable-fd-setsize=3072 is recommended, but you may want to set it\nto equal the maximum number of open files supported by your system,\nin order to avoid seeing this error again at a later date. in /home/XXX/data/www/mysitename/wp-content/plugins/updraftplus/class-zip.php on line 108

messages which instantly caused over 9000% overuse of my hosting disk space limit. Plugin deleting doesn't helped this situation - plugin files still presented on disk and were still needed to be deleted manually (why!?) to stop this madness. Well, f**k you too, mr. UpdraftPlus!

1 star
Not a good start for UpdraftPlus
By , for WP 3.6.1

Is it really too much to ask to have a backup and restore plugin that just backs up everything and restores everything.

I would be happy to pay or donate for additional services like backing up to S3 or Dropbox, but this plugin immediately tried to rip you off for an upgrade.

You go to the settings page and it excludes certain files and then says

"The above directories are everything, except for WordPress core itself which you can download afresh from WordPress.org."


I do not want to have to go to the wordpress core, I want to just backup and restore everything, the files, database, all of it.

Of course underneath it says

Or, get the "More Files" add-on from our shop.

So this Plugin is NOT going to restore your site looking the same way as it did before (I suspect that there is another upgrade for that)

So not impressed with this.

Another one bites the dust

1 star
Good, but it doesn't work
By ,

It's a very good plugin... when it works. It will not work at all, unless your blog is getting visited. If your blog is new or private with only occasional visits, it will not work.

1 star
Not working
By , for WP 3.6

This didn't work at all. When I clicked Backup now nothing happened. This is one of those plugins where you need to "click here if it doesn't work" - and then you receive a whole web page full of technical explanations and instructions. Just looking at the amount of text on that page made remove this thing. No good.

1 star
Reported everything normal...
By , for WP 3.5.2

...but there weren't any backup sets to be found when restoring.

1 star
Something wrong with latest version
By ,

Try to use backup and receive: Unexpected error: no method '' was found (your UpdraftPlus installation seems broken - try re-installing)

Deleted and reinstalled via the plugins interface and manually. Same error.

Also noticed rather snarky comments by author to others that have problems.

I think I'll keep my distance from this one.

1 star
installed and nothing happens
By , for WP 3.5.1

Using s3 for storage.

Hit test button for s3 and restore. Nothing happens. Haha

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