WordPress Backup and Migrate Plugin – BackupGuard

Description

BackupGuard is the most complete site backup and restore plugin. We offer the easiest way to Backup, Restore and Migrate your website. You can backup and restore your files, database or both.

Download BackupGuard Pro here: https://backup-guard.com/products/backup-wordpress

Free backup features

  • Backup site – backup site as many times as you want
  • Backup files, database or both
  • Restore site – Restore backups whenever needed
  • Download backups – download your backups for migration
  • Import backups – upload your backups to restore it right away
  • Backup cancellation – cancel the backup process
  • Manage backups – delete backups, view backups or restore logs
  • Backup customization – choose which folders to backup
  • Live progress – precise progress of the current backup or restore
  • WordPress multisite network support

See BackupGuard Free in action here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nt6XoP69c0M

Pro backup features

  • Migrate site – migrate site from one domain to another
  • Scheduled site backups – setup automatic site backups
  • Multiple scheduled backups – schedule your database and files to Backup with different frequencies
  • Upload to SFTP, FTP, Dropbox, Google Drive & Amazon S3
  • Import from SFTP, FTP, Dropbox, Google Drive & Amazon S3
  • Mail notifications – get email when backup or restore gets finished
  • Customize backup naming – specify your custom backup prefix
  • Backups retention – specify the number of backups you want to keep on your server
  • Backups cloud path – specify a custom cloud path where your site backups should be stored
  • Background backup mode – backup site in low priority mode
  • Emergency support – up to 24 hours

See BackupGuard Pro in action here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TSPgmrSu-ls

A special note on WordPress migration

A WordPress site migration is an easy task if performed properly. There are three different migration scenarios:

  • Migrate site from a subdirectory of a domain to the root directory
  • Migrate site from a local installation to a remote installation
  • Migrate site between domains or hosts

Backup Guard Pro helps you to migrate in all of these cases in the smoothest possible way. You just have to Backup your site and Restore it in the new location. No additional work will be required, since we handle all changes for you.

The issues that users always deal with are: wrong site url, images don’t load, dashboard not accessible, permalinks don’t work and more.

Backup Guard Pro will help you to skip all these problems, because of its advanced refactoring and migrating engine.

Documentation

The documentation can be found here: https://backup-guard.com/products/backup-wordpress/doc

This is how backup operates

  • No extra libraries required
  • Support of large websites
  • New archive format: faster and smaller than Zip or Tar
  • Works in low memory & shared hosting environments
  • Serialized data refactoring for proper migration

Backup Guard min. requirements

  • Free requires – PHP 5.3.3, zlib, WordPress 3.8
  • Pro requires – PHP 5.3.3, zlib, curl, WordPress 3.8
  • Note: Dropbox SDK requires 64-bit system. Backup Guard will also require 64-bit system if the website is larger than 2GB.

More info at: https://backup-guard.com/products/backup-wordpress

Support

https://backup-guard.com/products/backup-wordpress/support

Screenshots

  • Backup WordPress
  • Website backup and migration
  • Schedule a site backup
  • Backup cloud integrations
  • Backup status mail notifications
  • Site backup customization

FAQ

How to install?
  • Install Free version: here
  • Install Pro version: here
Can I use BackupGuard to migrate a website?

The answer is Yes, you can! Backup Guard Pro supports advanced migration functionality which will help you easily migrate your website from one domain to another. All urls, images and other domain-dependent data will be properly refactored and deployed for the new domain.

What is included in the basic (free) plan?

Backup Guard Free gives you the ability to backup or restore your website as many times as you want. You can also download your backups and import them in other websites where Backup Guard is installed and running.

Why should I purchase Backup Guard Pro?

Although Backup Guard Free gives you the ability to backup and restore your website as many times as you want, your backups will only reside on your server. With our Pro plans you can upload your backups to the cloud of your preference, schedule your backups, receive notifications, and many other features.

That’s not all, if you are a paid user, you will receive priority/emergency support and finally, only with our Platinum plan, you will receive “unlimited plans” license which will allow you to install Backup Guard on as many websites as you want.

Backup Guard PRO

How to fix “MySQL server has gone away” error?

While restoring your database you may encounter “MySQL server has gone away” warning. There are generally two main causes for this error: 1) the server timed out and closed the connection and 2) server dropped an incorrect or too large packet.
To fix the issue you will have to contact your hosting provider and ask them increase the size of these two values: max_allowed_packet & wait_timeout

How do I Restore my Backup?

This documentation describes the basic steps you should follow for proper restoration: https://backup-guard.com/products/backup-wordpress/doc/restore-website

How do I download my Backup archive?

This documentation describes the basic steps you should follow for downloading your backup archives: https://backup-guard.com/products/backup-wordpress/doc/download-backup

How do I extract my Backup archive?

This documentation describes the basic steps you should follow for extracting your backup archives: https://backup-guard.com/products/backup-wordpress/doc/extract-sgbp

Something is not working, what should I do?

No software is perfect and we are not the exception. There are tons of different servers and configurations and something may go wrong in one of them.

When you are facing an issue of any kind with any of our products, the first thing to do is contacting us. We are here to help you, give you tips, advices and even create fixes/patches or features whenever needed.

Reviews

Don’t Touch it

Do yourself a favor and don’t touch this plugin I paid for the Pro version and it fails miserably, the most worry thing is the ‘Support’ desk are quick to respond to asking for a temporary word press login and then a FTP link into your site which i supplied but then no response for 5 days so now got cold feet and i’m presuming I’ve been scammed, luckily this was a development site which I’ve now removed and changed all passwords on the main site.

DO NOT INSTALL THIS SOFTWARE…

Great plugin, great backup

Got the paid version of Backup guard, its quick and effective, backup to dropbox and i had a problem that i caused accidentally and they sorted it very quickly and by a friendly team.. thanks..

Excellent Backup Plugin

This plugin is definitely worth the price. We have saved much time and worry having our sites backed up locally and in the cloud. Thank you for a great and professional product!

The best backup plugin I’ve tested

I give 4 out of 5 stars mostly becuase I haven’t tried to restore from one of the backup, nor have I tried to perform a migration. I have high confidence that I assume that it works. Here are my pros and cons.
PS: Remember that I’m using the free version.

Pros:
* User friendly user interface
* ‘One click’ backup ~ makes it easy to perform a backup
* Fast!

Cons:
* Can’t rename the backups to a ‘easier to remember’-name
* Can’t change where the backup is stored. To store the backup on the same server that is taken backup of, is not considered to be very smart. I have a suspicion that one can change where the backups is store with the paid version, but I believe this is such a big deal that one should be able to add e.g. FTP-information to where the backup should be uploaded when it’s done.

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Contributors & Developers

“WordPress Backup and Migrate Plugin – BackupGuard” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Changelog

1.1.46

  • Disk free space related issue resolved
  • Archive size is being written in the backup/restore log files
  • Tracking reloads and writing a respective log in case method is being changed
  • Other minor improvements

1.1.45

  • Disk free space detection detection related bug was resolved

1.1.44

  • UI related bug fixes and improvements

1.1.43

  • Bug fixes and improvements

1.1.42

  • Restoration was improved to override the files which were successfully extracted
  • The issue related to the root directory was resolved

1.1.41

  • Custom exclude paths are supported
  • The bug related to warning indicator was resolved
  • Other improvements & fixes

1.1.40

  • The blank page issue was resolved
  • Other optimizations and improvements

1.1.39

  • Uninstall related bug was resolved
  • Upload path related bug was resolved
  • Authentication related issues were resolved
  • New exclude paths were added

1.1.38

  • Security bug fixes
  • Proper PHP version validation
  • Fixed bug that reseted db after every update
  • Removed restore method from backup log

1.1.37

  • Database related bug was resolved for full backups
  • New backup exclude paths were added

1.1.36

  • Minor bug fixes and improvements

1.1.35

  • Memory usage improved & optimized for restoration

1.1.34

  • Memory usage improved & optimized for backup
  • Database restoration improved

1.1.33

  • Restore bug was resolved
  • Other security fixes and optimizations

1.1.32

  • External restore bug was resolved
  • Infinite redirect bug was resolved
  • The bug related to database backup with reloads was resolved

1.1.30

  • Secure and reliable backup restoration
  • Charset and collate migration
  • LightSpeed web server support
  • Active user won’t be dropped after restoration
  • Plugin update logic was improved
  • Other security fixes and optimizations

1.1.29

  • Minor bug fixes
  • UX improvements

1.1.28

  • Database backup with reloads is supported
  • Core improvements

1.1.27

  • Backup restoration with reloads is supported
  • Core improvements

1.1.26

  • Backup reload logic has been updated

1.1.25

  • Restore log was improved

1.1.24

  • The bug related to restoration was resolved

1.1.23

  • Bug fixes and improvements

1.1.22

  • Backup migration logic was updated

1.1.21

  • Archive related bugs were resolved

1.1.20

  • New backup archive & backward capability support were implemented

1.1.19

  • Security issues and some minor bugs were resolved

1.1.18

  • Advanced migration as a Premium feature was implemented
  • UI & UX improvements

1.1.17

  • Execution timeout message was updated

1.1.16

  • Migration logic improved & optimized
  • Core/code improvements and cleanups

1.1.15

  • Discount notice was added

1.1.14

  • Code/core cleanup
  • Other fixes & improvements

1.1.13

  • Check added if backup reloads are possible
  • Code/core cleanup
  • Other fixes & improvements

1.1.12

  • Setting/Option was add to control backup reloads

1.1.11

  • Update related bugs were resolved

1.1.10

  • Backup reloading logic was improved

1.1.9

  • Backup reloading mechanism was implemented

1.1.8

  • Conflicts with BBpress were resolved

1.1.7

  • File read and write checks added

1.1.6

  • Backup update related bug was resolved

1.1.5

  • Code cleanup
  • Backup and migration logic improvements

1.1.4

  • Anonymous backup usage reporting was removed

1.1.3

  • Backup core logic improvements

1.1.2

  • The bug related to table names in the log file was resolved
  • Database backup related bugs were resolved

1.1.0

  • Migration related bug fixes

1.0.9

  • Migration feature was implemented
  • Backup download issue was resolved for IE

1.0.8

  • The bug related calculating backup entires was resolved
  • Backup status related bug was fixed
  • UI related improvements

1.0.7

  • Customized backups were improved
  • Security bug resolved

1.0.6

  • Bug fixes & other improvements

1.0.5

  • Security issues were resolved
  • Schema related bug was resolved

1.0.4

  • Auto reloading mechanism was removed
  • Backup logic was optimized

1.0.3

  • Anonymous backup stats reporting
  • Other fixes & improvements

1.0.2

  • Symlinks related bug was resolved
  • Other improvements

1.0.1

  • UI improvements
  • Minor backup related bug fixes

1.0

  • Initial backup plugin was commit