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Simple automated backups of your WordPress-powered website.


51 reviews
Average Rating
4.7 out of 5 stars
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Einfache Bedienung
By , for WP 3.5.1

Ein schlankes Tool. Was mir noch fehlt, ist eine Anbindung an ownclod. Oder geht das schon?

VG - Joesch

It Just Works
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Manual + scheduled backups of database and/or files with notification. What more could you want?

Very useful
By , for WP 3.5.1

I find it very useful but sometimes I have noticed problems for automatic backups.

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Very useful as a backup can be
By , for WP 3.5.1

Great tool: simple but working and totally reliable.

It could be implemented with multiple settings where to specify which tables/dirs to backup.

Backed up database size smaller than expected
By , for WP 3.5.1

Hi, valuable plugin, thank you!

I just used it to back up a new site I'm building.

[1] On the dashboard, it says my database is 725k. I hit "run now" to back it up. The resulting backup is 111k.

I'm wondering if this is right? Is it highly compressed? Or just backs up some part of the whole database? (Newbie!)

[2] I had been under the impression this plugin would back up images, posts, pages, plugins and media as well.... doesn't seem to do that. I must have misunderstood.


This plugin is a pleasure to use. I love it!
By , for WP 3.5.1

UPDATED REVIEW (April 20, 2013)

I have to deduct one star from my original review because I just discovered that the database backups created by this plugin do not enclose timestamp values in quotes. The missing delimiters generate a syntax error when I try to import the database from a backup file in phpMyAdmin. This means that databases containing timestamp values cannot be restored directly from the backup file created by this plugin; however, I developed a temporary workaround for this problem and have posted it here:


ORIGINAL REVIEW (March 13, 2013)

I used to use the WP-DB-Backup plugin to back up the database on all my WordPress sites, but that plugin hasn't been updated in over two years and didn't work at all on a new WordPress 3.5.1 site I'm building. I decided to look for something else and found BackUpWordPress, which I absolutely love!

I love that BackUpWordPress lets me back up both the database and the file system. Plus, it compresses the backups using the zip file format, which Windows PCs understand without any special software. I love that I can set up separate schedules to back up the database and file system automatically, at whatever intervals I choose, and keep as many backup copies as I want. I love that I can store the backups on the server and easily download them with a mouse click right within WordPress — I don't need to access the cPanel on my web host to save backups on my local machine.

This plugin is a great choice for web hosts that provide automatic daily file backups. If you want the added security of encryption and cloud-based storage, Online Backup for WordPress looks promising.

Thanks for a great backup solution!

Fred Chapman

P.S. To find out how to control the plugin's advanced settings, go to the Manage Backups screen, click on Help in the upper right corner, then click on Constants in the left sidebar — there are lots of goodies to be found there!

Love It!
By , for WP 3.5.1

Works Great.

Not too much of UI, but works OK
By , for WP 3.5.1

The UI is very simple, but functional.

It has got a problem with one of my sites - when running on schedule, it stuck on backing up a 100+ MB database, never finishes it. I'd like to get a bit more info on why is that happening, any sort of a log file. When I initiate the job manually, it runs quick and OK.

Wonderfully Easy
By , for WP 3.5.1

This plugin is easy to install and set up to either provide database, file or both backups on your schedule. Works great and one of my "must have" plugins or all of my WordPress sites.

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