Support » Plugin: WordPress Backup and Migrate Plugin - Backup Guard » Question as to what mysql is being backed up

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    I’m testing your plugin and so far like what I see, it grabs data files and the mysql

    My question is you have some minor negative reviews and they pretty much are about the databases you routinely backup.

    I’m the admin of a large network of wordpress sites, so each website has its own user account so it shares the servers mysql, but as I see this, you should only be backing up like phpmyadmin does that users data in the shared database not the whole mysql instance on the server.

    Am I right or are you grabbing the whole mysql, I don’t see how that could be possible on a shared server to restore mysql outside what belongs to that user.

    So I guess the issues arising are withing a users access to the servers mysql they are using other programs perhaps outside wordpress and then those are backup and then restore.

    Which doesnt matter to me, since my users pretty much only use 1 or 2 instances of wp in their limited user accounts.

    Now we are starting to get into ‘shared’ ips and ‘resellers’ on the network, so in that case the main shared user who is the reseller technically controls add on domains to their account, so is your plugin grabbing all users within his shared ip he has reseller privileges on?

    If so I can see that being a problem since he can over write their sites with this script if it is not limiting it’s privileges to his account only.

    So how much reach does this plugin have is my long winded question.

    I use R1 Soft for catastrophic baremetal restores, we’ve used raids in the past and found them useless with mysql, since as soon as the main mysql gets corrupted the whole raid is corrupted.

    So does this limit the mysql to just that user and if the user is a cpanel level reseller with add on domains does this plugin grag those mysql tables as well?

    Or is this properly setup so the mysql is limited to that 1 user and all his databases as I would suspect it is limited to.

    THANKS and thus far your plug in looks marvelous and we are considering it for an unlimited network use since it reasonably priced from what I see on your site.


    Happy Holidays

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  • Plugin Author Backup Guard



    Thank you very much for the feedback.

    Currently, we backup every table that we find inside the database, but of course, only if the database user has access to them.

    So if you want to limit access to each instance, you have to do it from the DB level, it won’t be possible to do that from the plugin.

    The purpose of the plugin is to backup whatever it finds in the database (if the database option is selected of course), but we are improving it everyday, and soon we will have selective backup and restoration for the database too.

    If you need more information, help or more professional advice for your case, please contact us at and we may have some good solutions for you 🙂

    BackupGuard Team

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