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Backup & Restore WPBackItUp

Backup plugin to create a full backup (files + database) that can be used to easily restore, duplicate, clone, or migrate any WordPress website.

10 reviews
Average Rating
4.6 out of 5 stars
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plugin timed out then 500 internal server error
By , for WP 4.5.3

Brand new site, everything up-to date. When I clicked the 'backup' button the plugin started chugging away...and timed out. Internal server error. Had to delete the plugin manually from plugin directory and it took the site another few minutes to come back up.

Not impressed
By , for WP 4.5.3

Free version doesn't do automatic back-ups - lost the data from one of my sites.

My recommendation? Don't use it. There are many other, better ones out there. I.e. updraft, etc

Wouldn't finish backup
By ,

Would get as far as either plugins or uploads then just say, "Unable to backup [insert part here]" with no explanation as to why or what to do to fix it.

Strings Attached
By , for WP 4.4.2

Pro's
Works very well for backups.
Allows for all backups to be downloaded in one zip file.
Interface is clear and uncluttered; informational.

Cons
What's the point of using a plugin that doesn't allow you to restore?
With all do respect, $199.99 for the Premium (in order to restore) is steep.

Unfortunately, I'll be removing due the restore feature's cost.

Error
By ,

Unable to create a new directory for backup.

It doesn´t work and a very bad support
By ,

Two times I send the logfiles with a ticket id for support. No reply since three weeks.

serious problems.
By , for WP 4.1

From the first minute I installed this plugin I ran into problems such as

Error: (125) Unable to compress your backup because there is no zip utility available. Please contact support

OK but nothing exciting
By , for WP 4.1

We paid for this and tested it for over a year putting up with minor problems and bugs along the way, and offering suggestions. The author always responded and corrected problems, although the downtime was an issue.
We ended up discontinuing the product due to ongoing increasing costs that were not part of the original purchase or agreement.

We did end up finding and using some free products that worked much better, BACKWPUP for backup. And several very good site site movers, DUPLICATOR, ALL IN ONE WP MIGRATION. Check out the free offerings before laying out your money.

Does not back up without upgraded premium membership.
By ,

Another bait and switch plugin. Avoid it unless you want to pay.

The automated restore feature is only available to licensed WP BackItUp customers. Please visit http://www.wpbackitup.com to get WP BackItUp risk free for 30 days.

Doesn't backup database
By , for WP 3.5.2

I like the simplicity of this plugin, looks exactly what I wanted, but it doesn't work properly: my db-backup.sql is always empty (zero length file). Other files look ok.

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