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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).

3 reviews
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4 stars
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2 stars
Frustration at its finest
By , for WP 3.8.1

Disclaimer: Things happen to me that do not seem to happen to other people.

WP recommended that I back-up my blog and use Updraft so I did.

I followed the instructions to back-up my blog to Google Drive using Updraft. I followed the instructions as written. Then I got message after message of errors.

I googled the problems and found that this problem happened to some people -- of course I would be one. Murphy's Law in action. Solution? Set up the Google API client and so on. Once again I did exactly as instructed. I cut and posted the client info as instructed. What happened? Errors and it said the client did not exist. What?!?

Then I got an e-mail regarding the activity of my blog and how it affected the number of errors with Updraft. I still don't understand but supposedly a blog that is not active can result in more errors when backing up. WHAT?!?!

Next thing I know Updraft recommends that I use an automated Cron or something like that to automatically go to my blog to increase activity. Sigh! WHy do I need one more thing? WHy cannot this just do the job it was supposed to do and save the data?

If I make an effort to do all that and bang my head on a brick wall a few more times amidst the resulting errors, I am sure that it will then be suggested that I use something else to prevent whatever problem from happening. Seriously, how did this program get so highly rated in the first place? What happened to blogs being easy things to manage?

All of these frustrations are drivin' me crazy and making me NOT want to post on my blog which leads me to a Catch-22 supposedly. See what I mean?

2 stars
Great plugin, loved it...until I could NOT restore
By ,

I really like UpdraftPlus, except for one crucial thing: it did not warn me ever that I could restore all files EXCEPT my uploads folder.

2 stars
Hasn't Worked For Me
By , for WP 3.5

I've tried backing up to Dropbox, and email. Neither has worked. It initializes, but never finishes the backup. Can't seem to figure out why.

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