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
- 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.
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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