Sucks CPU time 24 hours/day. It'll pause for 5 minutes at a time, then restart, and back up a few files in 5 minutes, then pauses again. It still uses CPU time while paused.
I thought it'd be faster if I purchased the zip plugin; that took twice as long as the non-zip version, and still didn't finish.
I switched to a competing plugin, which finished in minutes vs. hours for this one.
One of the plugins I now install on every site :)
After trying another "best free" backup app that not only didn't work but has yet to refund my money, I found myself peeved and hunting for an alternative solution.
With the free version of WPB2D installed, I ran into a minor hiccup and contacted the programmer. He responded quickly and walked me through a variety of known issues. I found the culprit and got things working, so I bought the compression and email add-ons.
Everything's working great and I'm pleased.
Does what is says and works great!
This plugin works great! I mean really great!
To bad the support is lacking seriously ...
I purchased a premium addon, and even after numerous emails, it's still not working.
It appears the forums here are not monitored either.
Update 4.1 actually keeps failing.
But ... it's free and when it work, it works well ... so I can't really complain.
Thanks for a useful plugin!
DAYS and DAYS to backup roughly 90+MB on Siteground I uninstalled it. Too bad looked promising, and easy to configure.
I used to use some other free backup ones to try access dropbox. This is the only one that has consistently worked and just gets the job done.
Its a little slower then some of the other ones, but I deal with over 10 sites and so far the backups have been rock solid.
This has been probably the worst experience ever with a developer. The plugin never worked even when I paid to upgrade. I emailed the developer and I was asked for an admin account. I provided one and waited for literally MONTHS sending several emails leaving large time gaps between them. The developer responded a couple of times at the beginning but never again afterwards. I even tracked him on social profiles and sent messages, no response. I had to delete the admin account and plugin in the end. My money taken for nothing, this has taken over 3 months of patience. If this is not fraud then I don't know what is.
Installation and configuration are simple enough.
The first backup can take a little while, since the plugin does a file-by-file backup. but subsequent backups are only the database (uncompressed SQL) and changed / added files.
But once it's set up, it gets to work. There are premium plugins if you need additional functionality (like zipping files), but the out-of-the-box "free" version works great. Thanks for a great plugin.
This is one of those plugins that is a must-install on every site I work on. It's the easiest way to backup your entire site to somewhere off the server without having to pay for a license. Saves me a lot of work scheduling manual cron jobs or the old way of emailing backups.
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