I spent about 2 hours trying to get this plugin to work. The first time I installed it, it said my backup directory was not writable. It did not exist, so I guess that would mean it isn’t writable. When I created the backup directory and made it writable, the plugin would install and activate ok, but when I tried to do a backup, it told me that there were some php functions it could not find. At that point, I gave up, uninstalled, and deleted the plugin.
I was looking for something to replace BackupBuddy because of the expense of BackupBuddy.
However, BackupBuddy just works, and since my time is worth something, I’m going to renew it. Maybe next year, there will be a workable free backup/restore plugin on wordpress.org, but there does not appear to be one now.
I have been through the PhpAdmin backup and restore, but it, too, takes a lot of time, and the multi-step process going both ways is tedious and error-prone. Last time I migrated a site that way, it took me an entire weekend. Backup Buddy enabled me to do that in about 15 minutes.
When WP-DBManager can do that, I’ll be happy to switch. I’d even pay money for that (since I already do). I’ll check this out next year, when my BackupBuddy subscription comes due again.
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