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BackWPup Free - WordPress Backup Plugin

Schedule complete automatic backups of your WordPress installation. Decide which content will be stored (Dropbox, S3…). This is the free version

289 reviews
Average Rating
3.9 out of 5 stars
Does Not Uninstall
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Do not install this unless you want it forever! There is no way to completely uninstall it. It will remain in your user roles forever.

Restore = F***k up!
By , for WP 4.4.1

With this backup is ok, but for restore it send you to manual or phpadmin... manual manual... !

Restore the restore!- And add steps to PHP directions
By , for WP 4.4.1

This is just some feedback after a tough afternoon. I know your product was free- but I'd seen a demo (I suppose it was an older version) with your restore feature. I just assumed that your latest product would come with a restore. Perhaps - for the current version you should put a note to that effect on the wordpress download/plug in notes area

Anyhow- the directions here and elsewhere (and some of your comments on the WP support site) make it seem rather easy to restore simply using the PHP tools on the host control panel.

Not exactly.

Ok, I had a full backup- so may I suggest you differentiate your terms - database only means the .SQL file (I now know that) 

Also Your software creates in in a TAR Wrapped in a GZ- yet the PHP restore looks for a zip by default.

For Windows users, that means finding "7 zip", uncompressing everything in GZ, everything in Tar, extracting decompressing the sql file, and re compressing in a ZIP file.

THEN the PHP software will accept the .sql.zip 

At first, I was trying to send the entire backup- (I'm new- and I thought "database" was the entire backup .gz file you'd made) Perhaps you could call this "SQL data only"

So- please work on adding back in that tools/ restore feature. I like the reliability of your product, and the ease in which it sent the data to my drop box. 

In the end, I did get my database and additional files back up and running (better than before). I thank you for that!

But, in the meantime I thought perhaps, for clarity, you could add a few steps (see what I'd written above) in your "how to" web pages.

Wouldn't connect to dropbox for the file upload process
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Keep getting the following error

ERROR: Dropbox API: (7) Failed to connect to api-content.dropbox.com port 443: Connection timed out

I've checked with my VPS host, port 443 is open and we can telnet to the dropbox api URL successfully, and dropbox authentication is confirmed (and working) but uploading just fails every time for dropbox

Chose to go with UpDraftPlus plugin instead since it's more reliable at the moment.

Real shame as I've been a big fan of BackWPUp until now.

very good
By , for WP 4.4.1

Thank you

Excellent and useful backup plugin.
By , for WP 4.4.1

BackWPup is a fully automated backup plugin that lets you create and even upload backups to your favorite CDN automatically.

One of the most useful features we found is that you can exclude thumbnails from a backup. Which essentially saved us up to 6 GB! This was mainly due to a faulty plugin that created a lot of duplicate thumbnails.

The only thing that seems to be missing here is to set how many backups it should make before overriding older backups. As of now, it just makes backups until you run out of space.

A very advisable plugin, especially for those who have a CDN and possibly the same thumbnail problem that we had.

Thank you.

Simple, effective backup solution
By , for WP 4.4.1

Great plugin; thanks! :-) I only use a few of the options, but it has been a great help for making backups; much appreciated!

Saved my website
By , for WP 4.4.1

Saved my website. Great job!
Small file size since it does not store WordPress Core - all you need to do is a fresh install of WordPress and upload the backup (and select overwrite existing files).


Fantastic. Friendly User Interface. Works!
By , for WP 4.4.1

Worked like a charm. I love the progress meter, the live working log, and the ability to mail the log to me if an error occurs. Well designed and FREE! Nice!

Great plugin
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I'm loving the plugin because you can set it up so that it backs up exactly what you need to.

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