I’ve done successful full backups and a full restore previously, then this happened. I made a full backup of my site yesterday, then today an updated plugin was putting warning lines on the homepage of my site. I decided to do a restore of my plugins, but when I did so, UpdraftPlus left me with no plugins at all, plus the plugins_old folder was empty! The only thing that saved me was a ZIP file I had manually made a few days ago. A backup solution should be smart enough to NEVER replace something filled with something empty, and regardless, the undo mechanism for a restore should be flawless (and preferably automated for speed and to avoid human error). Best would be to provide a mechanism to verify the integrity of a backup (preferably at the time the backup is made), and if a restore must be made from a less-than-perfect backup, for it to be done systematically, step-by-step, with full visibility of what is about to be done before it actually happens.
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