Exclude folders from backup (4 posts)

  1. sigmaweb
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I have WP installed at the webroot (not a subfolder). I want to exclude backup of some extra folders I have added to the webroot, like /oldimages. However, when I use /oldimages/ in the excusion box, BackupWordpress backs that folder up anyway.

    How do I block a folder in the webroot from being backed up?

    Also, I have no need to backup WP software itself. Is this automatically excluded, or do I need to manage this in the exclusion box, too?

    Thanks for any help!


  2. Tom Willmot
    Human Made
    Plugin Author

    Posted 3 years ago #

    What happens if you add them like this


  3. aware
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Hi Sigmaweb,

    also be sure that if you are backing up multiple items that you are defining each item comma delimited. I remember the first time I was excluding directories didn't read the directions and was putting each item on a new line so I had.


    instead of


  4. Tom Willmot
    Human Made
    Plugin Author

    Posted 3 years ago #

    In 2.0.1 excluding files has been massively improved.

    Could you give it a go and see if that fixes your issues.

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