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[resolved] question about plugin (12 posts)

  1. jvazjr
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    after i get the backup in my email, how do i upload the files and database back to wordpress if my site fails

    http://wordpress.org/plugins/updraftplus/

  2. David Anderson
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    If your dashboard is still working, then you drag-and-drop them into the 'Restore' section. If your dashboard is not working, then there are instructions for a manual restoration in the FAQs - http://updraftplus.com/faqs/i-want-to-restore-but-have-either-cannot-or-have-failed-to-do-so-from-the-wp-admin-console/

    David

  3. jvazjr
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    so the files are zipped when they are emailed to me?

  4. David Anderson
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    Yes, but I don't recommend using the email method. Unless your site is very small, the zips are likely to get too large, and your mailserver will probably reject them. Dropbox is a better choice - it's very easy to set up, and doesn't have file size limits that anyone is likely to reach.

    David

  5. jvazjr
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    so how would i upload the backed up files from dropbox to wordpress

  6. David Anderson
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    You can either drag/drop them (into the relevant section of the 'Restore' part of the UpdraftPlus screen), or FTP them into wp-content/updraft and then press the 'rescan' link in the same section.

    David

  7. jvazjr
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    now what do i do if my web host has technical issues and i lose my site

    i can just start another site and then upload the files from dropbox to the new site right?

  8. David Anderson
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    Yes. Check the FAQs for instructions.

    David

  9. jvazjr
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    can you recommend anything other than dropbox?

  10. jvazjr
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    i am not using dropbox or the updraftlus plugin

    the plugin slows my site way down

  11. rooly
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Slowed my site down to the point of crashing it.

  12. David Anderson
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi rooly,

    The effect on your site speed will depend on: how much data you have, what resources your web hosting company provides, and what they do if you exceed those resources, and whether they overload their servers.

    David

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