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UpdraftPlus Backup and Restoration

Backup and restoration made easy. Complete backups; manual or scheduled (backup to S3, Dropbox, Google Drive, Rackspace, FTP, SFTP, email + others).


1440 reviews
Average Rating
4.9 out of 5 stars
By , for WP 3.8.1

Outstanding plugin. Back up your blog to a third-party service (it works with quite a few), and it will protect you from catastrophic site destruction from hacks and server failures. Highly recommended.

Thank you
By , for WP 3.8.1


Simply Great!!! Thanks
By , for WP 3.8.1

It does its job and it does it in the best way. A lot of features make it the best backup solution for both WP newbies and experts.

By , for WP 3.8.1

OK, all right.

Great backup-tool!
By , for WP 3.8.1

I installed UpdraftPlus after I did not manage to run WPBackup on my server. Target was to get a full backup of my website

UpdraftPlus was easy to configure for a full website backup including DB. I configured backup to Google Drive. Other tools might have more configuration parameters, which I do not need. I have not tested to restore my website through this tool.

One recommendation: the user manual for backups with Google drive is not up to date when it comes to creating a client ID. Its self-explaining, so I had no issues to deal with it.

Frustration at its finest
By , for WP 3.8.1

Disclaimer: Things happen to me that do not seem to happen to other people.

WP recommended that I back-up my blog and use Updraft so I did.

I followed the instructions to back-up my blog to Google Drive using Updraft. I followed the instructions as written. Then I got message after message of errors.

I googled the problems and found that this problem happened to some people -- of course I would be one. Murphy's Law in action. Solution? Set up the Google API client and so on. Once again I did exactly as instructed. I cut and posted the client info as instructed. What happened? Errors and it said the client did not exist. What?!?

Then I got an e-mail regarding the activity of my blog and how it affected the number of errors with Updraft. I still don't understand but supposedly a blog that is not active can result in more errors when backing up. WHAT?!?!

Next thing I know Updraft recommends that I use an automated Cron or something like that to automatically go to my blog to increase activity. Sigh! WHy do I need one more thing? WHy cannot this just do the job it was supposed to do and save the data?

If I make an effort to do all that and bang my head on a brick wall a few more times amidst the resulting errors, I am sure that it will then be suggested that I use something else to prevent whatever problem from happening. Seriously, how did this program get so highly rated in the first place? What happened to blogs being easy things to manage?

All of these frustrations are drivin' me crazy and making me NOT want to post on my blog which leads me to a Catch-22 supposedly. See what I mean?

Poor plugin
By , for WP 3.7.1

I installed the plugin, wanting to make a quick backup before making changes to my site.

I ran a manual plugin and no zip file was emailed.

It came back with an error and said to look at the log file. If you are a non-techy like me, have you ever tried to look at a log file for an error?

It's a waste of time, a poor plugin that should just "work out the box" but doesn't.

I won't be using this again and I wouldn't recommend you ever use it.

excellent backup routine
By , for WP 3.8.1

Easy to use and flexible with good basic reporting

By , for WP 3.8.1


Great plugin. No complaint!
By , for WP 3.8.1

I use UpdraftPlus on all my WordPress sites.

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