Even if I chose Dropbox for backups and authorized everything, Updraft plus kept backing up on my host's server. Filled up drive space, and crashed my website. Twice. I'm uninstalling now.
I was thinking this was an okay way to backup a bunch of WP sites ... until I just discovered that for the last few months it has been failing to upload to the dropbox directory where it originally was uploading all the files. No changes have been made to the dropbox account or directory, there is a ton of available space there, and there is absolutely no explanation in the log file -- or even really an admission -- for why the uploads are failing. The log file simply ends.
I just tried resetting Updraft plus to upload to an email account I just set up for the purpose, figuring it wouldn't be TOO much trouble to move the files into my cloud account once they are uploaded. It is currently trying -- and failing -- to upload the backup I just ran manually to the same dropbox folder I just thought I had told it to stop using. Now, it is once again sitting there with my website locked up, not allowing me to do anything else on it while I am here, and apparently failing to upload another backup.
Additionally, I had a problem last week with another WP site that locked up during an upgrade to the newest version of WP. It became unusable. I tried to use Backdraft to restore the site but since I couldn't get into the site, I couldn't do it from within Backdraft. I manually uploaded the new WP version files to the appropriate folders and was able to access the site again. I then tried to run a restore from a ten day old Backdraft backup and it failed, just didn't really do anything.
Too much trouble, too many problems, going looking for another solution.
Was hoping this is a better alternative to ***, but this is exactly as unreliable and full of bugs.
Tested it with 6 different WordPress installs on 6 different hostings. Out of these, on 2 it didn't work. It would throw errors such as:
Your proposed upload is smaller than the minimum allowed size: S3 re-assembly error.
Also when trying to delete the backups it would just hang.
Last but not least, on the existing backups overview there's no way to tell whether the backup is saved locally, remotely or both. Way to go, essentially you're flying blind and have no validation where the backup is saved.
Don't get me started on the available backup schedules, this is just so unbelievable limited.
PS: I work as a storage system engineer in a company which has more than 60 petabytes of storage serving 25'000 servers.
I'm installing the UpdraftPlus plugin to see lot's of reviews after while a month later I need to restore my website but when I'm trying to restore the site from backup every time it's getting failed and seem it's not working properly to backup the WordPress site properly.plz check the plugin and fix the bug in free version why it does not work and showing error every time when someone need to backup restore the site.
I got the migrator thinking it would be quick, as they write on their site (false advertising) 'it saves time'. DO NOT BELIEVE them, it does NOT save time and it gives no options for SFTP or moving from one host to another. Not only that but they have a 'NO REFUND' policy. Very well hidden. I have used updraft before but after wasting three days on their migrator I wouldn't recommend them to anyone. I might as well have thrown my money in the bin.
Macht keine vollständigen Backups! Nur wenn man zahlt. Nervende Hinweise auf die kostenpflichtige Version. Bin dann doch lieber manuell unterwegs.
use something else. this cant be trusted.
totally hosed one of our subsites *repeatedly*. stalled update repeatedly, had to remove .maintenance file FIVE TIMES. avoid.
On the last updates they did, is not possible anymore to download *Uploads* (from existing backups - Backup Data). Also, I saw this problem mentioned on forums, but nobody care.
This is what happen when you click on *Uploads* button from Backups:
This webpage is not available
The webpage at http://website.com/wp-admin/admin-ajax.php?_wpnonce=74d7102eae×tamp=1455128551&type=uploads&stage=2&findex=0&action=updraft_download_backup might be temporarily down or it may have moved permanently to a new web address.
Support doesn't exist except if you purchase premium (for free version you have support only for pre-sales questions).
How would people buy premium if your basic app is showing errors and you don't offer support for it?
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