Snapshot Backup
Alternatives to Snapshot Backup (2 posts)

  1. Jay Versluis
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hi there,

    many of you have reported problems with Snapshot Backup - which is never good news. You want a solid reliable backup (and restore) solution and right Snapshot Backup isn't cutting the mustard for everybody.

    As I said before, it works for me on my own system, and it seems to work for many others - but not for everyone and on every host. Sadly I'm not a PHP coder and I have a lot of other projects on my plate so I can't support this plugin as much as I'd like to.

    However, recently I've discovered Daniel Huesken's fantastic plugin http://backwpup.com which has a very similar philosophy to Snapshot Backup: BackWPup backs up your entire WordPress site (just like Snapshot Backup does) but it includes several other features that you may enjoy:

    • backup to FTP or local folder
    • backup to Dropbox
    • backup to Amazon AWS
    • GZ, ZIP, TAR and BZ2 option
    • restore script
    • automation in the background
    • active support forum
    • it's completely free

    Try it out and see if i works for you. BackWPup is all I every had envisioned for Snapshot Backup and so much more. If you're thinking "Snapshot is a really nice idea, but I wish it had feature XYZ" or "Snapshot just isn't working for me" then BackWPup is probably what you're looking for.

    Don't take my word for it though: there are several other plugins that can backup your site too such as

    • VaultPress
    • Backup Buddy
    • Blog Vault

    If you know any others that do a great job please mention then below.

    Thanks to all of you who have been supporting and patiently using Snapshot Backup with all its current imperfections. I will continue to provide updates in the future if and when I find the time, and I will of course leave the plugin up here at the WordPress repository.


  2. roxor
    Posted 2 years ago #

    It was a great attempt Jay.
    Your other plugin is also cool.
    I have tried other backup plugins too.
    1- wp google drive (works well for google drive, min backup period is 1 day)
    2- wordpress to dropbox (works well for dropbox, min backup period is 1 day)
    3- backwpup (provides all the features in one package and you can do hourly backups too)

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