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Backup Guard

Backup Guard for WordPress is the best backup choice for WordPress based websites or blogs.


153 reviews
Average Rating
4.2 out of 5 stars
Proprietary backup format makes this unusable
By , for WP 4.5.3

This is a deal-breaker for our company.
We cannot rely on a proprietary file format for our backups, specially since there's no compatible apps out there to read the data.

They do provide a raw .PHP file for you to install on your server, but this is less than ideal.

I'm giving it two stars, because if your server doesn't support ziparchive, then this might be the only solution for you. But I'd urge you to speak with your hosting company instead and save yourself bigger headaches in the future.

Nice and Easy to use
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I am happy with its easy to use interface and good functionality

Stay Away - Back Up File Format is Proprietary Format
By , for WP 4.5.3

Terrible. Why use your own format? Another controlling company.

By , for WP 4.5.3

Its a perfect tool for backup & restore

Backup for WordPress
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The plugin Backup isn't suitable for the backup copy of WordPress. Or rather it doesn't work as it should. Too bad, I don't advise you.

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Good plugin

Perfect backup tool
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Works easy and does the job perfectly!

Uşor şi rapid! Легко и быстро! Easy and quick!
By , for WP 4.5.3

Recent am actualizat WordPress-u şi toate plugin-urile posibile. După ce am observat că unele funţii(Widget-uri, plugin-uri) nu merg cum ar trebui sa meargă(cum mergeau mai înainte). Am hotărît să fac restore dintr-o copie de rezervă făcută cu 2 luni în urmă cu ajutorul plugin-ului Backup-Guard. Nu am reuşit din prima fiindcă backup-u a fost creat cu versiunea v1.1.9 iar după actualizare era versiunea v1.1.11.

Am scris un ticket la care am primit răspunsuri rapide cu 2 opţiuni de a rezolva problema mea. Prima opţiune era sa folosesc scriptul extract.php ca să extrag conţinutul arhivei şi a doua opţiune sa instalez plugin-u cu versiunea în care a fost făcut backup-u şi să fac restore.

Am folosit cu succes a doua metodă care a fost foarte rapidă şi a făcut întocmai ce doream.

Mulţumesc încă o dată echipei Backup-Guard pentru ajutorul acordat şi pentru plugin-ul acesta excelent!

Недавно обновил WordPress и все возможные plugin-ы. После чего заметил что некоторые функции(Widget-ы, plugin-ы) не работают как должны(как работали раньше). Решил сделать restore из резервной копии созданной 2 месяца назад с помощью plugin-а Backup-Guard. Не удалось с первого раза так как backup был создан версией v1.1.9 а после обновления стояла уже версия v1.1.11.

Написал ticket на который получил быстрые ответы с 2 вариантами решения моей проблемы. Первый вариант это воспользоваться скриптом extract.php чтобы извлечь содержимое архива и второй вариант установить plugin той версии в которой была создана резервная копия и сделать restore.

Воспользовался успешно вторым вариантом который был быстрым и добился желаемого результата.

Спасибо ещё раз команде Backup-Guard за оказанную помощь и за этот отличный plugin!

Recently I have updated WordPress and all possible plugins. After this some functions(Widgets, plugins) were not working as they should(as they were working before). Decided to do a restore from a backup created 2 month ago with help of the Backup-Guard plugin. Did not succeed from the first time as the backup was created with the version v1.1.9 but after the updates I had v1.1.11 installed.

Wrote a ticket on which I received quick and explanatory answers with 2 ways to solve my problem. First variant was to use a script extract.php to extract the content of the backup archive and the second variant was to install the plugin with the version in which the backup was created and make a restore.

Successfully used the second variant which was quick and gave me the needed result.

Thanks a lot to the Backup-Guard Team for offered help and for that great plugin!

Best Support EVER!
By , for WP 4.5.3

I had an issue and I contacted them. Within less them 24 hours the contacted me back helping me with my issue.
I was afraid that I would have to upload the filme manually but the figure it out the problem and solved everything!!

Thank you so much!!


By , for WP 4.5.3

Now I have xampp after 2 weeks of all the back up plugin I have tried all to fail in making the backup in xmapp.

I tried wp-backup-plus,WP Backup & Clone Master, Back Up Buddy and so many more......

The sql back up did not work either and even backing up all my files the normal way did not work either I did mange to get sql working but only in xmapp not on my web host.

Then I came across this and all I want was a backup that worked after trying this plugin I can say wow the only one that worked on xmapp and know move over backup buddy this is the only backup plugin you will need and the free version is all i need I don't want anything else and you know after my pain that I had pulling out my hair I can now say THANK YOU Backup Guard!

Backup Guard has saved my life when even paid plugin have failed like back up buddy and other plugin.

Please keep this plugin free and also have pro version in case people want CLOUD backup but for me I don't need the pro so I have to say


Don't forget to disable in security plugin when making a backup as no back plugin as if you don't you will run in to issue when making a backup!
Don't forget to re activate them when done through.

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