WordPress.org

Plugin Reviews

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

59 reviews
Average Rating
3.8 out of 5 stars
You are currently viewing the reviews that provided a rating of 1 star. Click here to see all reviews.
NO RESTORE OPTION??
By , for WP 4.1.1

A backup plugin which doesn't have a RESTORE OPTION?! What is the use of that..it's like having a car that does not go in reverse! It is useless..I've spent 20 minutes learning how to use this plugin,configuring it and creating a backup, only to realize I can't restore my site from created backup?? You're lucky I didn't delete my site before realizing that!

I agree with RickC4: if there were zero stars you would get zero.

Wot no Restore?
By , for WP 4.1.1

I was given a backup of a site made with this plugin and disappointed to find no restore option.

I searched the web and found loads of posts of people with the same problem.

Anyone who has done any kind of IT work will tell you a backup is USELESS without a rapid means to restore.

I have used BackupBuddy which is OK, albeit that it struggles with very large sites and it is a cinch to restore, it also makes it easy to restore to a dev sub domain

So now I have to rip the backwpup backup file apart, restore the database, hope that the standard WP_ prefix was used or else inspect the DB to figure out then go edit all the parts that refer to the old site domain.

Probably half a days work in that alone and only then if it goes smoothly.

If there were zero stars you would get zero.

I would not recommend anyone uses this plugin

stopped working .... timeout timeout timeout
By ,

nothing to do against. and no answers or solutions

It doesn´t work
By ,

It doesnt work. Everytime i get the same failure. The support is ......
I guess you should buy the pro-version!

Does not work
By , for WP 4.0

Does not work

Dropbox does not function
By , for WP 4.0

This plugin does not link to Dropbox, as advertised. Requests for support have gone unanswered... it seems there is little interest in correcting the problem.

terrible plugin
By ,

I cannot connect with no one cloud storage just waste my time!!!

Didn't work
By , for WP 4.0

I tried it on a fairly big site and the plugin canceled the process. An other plugin is working fine. No need to go through an endless support process …

Locked me out of my site
By , for WP 4.0

I installed this plugin and made a backup to my server, all relatively pain free. I could access my website this morning but after lunch I was locked out.

After hours of pulling my hair out and trying different ways to get into my site I disabled this plugin using FTP, and I could again log back on.

I don't know why this happened but this was not a pleasant experience.

Not clear how to connect to Dropbox
By , for WP 4.0

Not user-friendly because it doesn't show you how to connect to your existing dropbox account for backup storage.

You must log in to submit a review. You can also log in or register using the form near the top of this page.