Jul 242012
 
WordPress Plugin Name: BackWPup – WordPress Backup Plugin
Plugin URL:https://wordpress.org/plugins/backwpup/

Plugin Author: Inpsyde GmbH
WordPress profile: Inpsyde GmbH
Plugin version: 3.4.4
Last updated: October 26, 2017 (3 weeks ago)
Tested up to (WP version): WP 4.8.3
Downloaded: 5,272,390
Rating: 5 (out of 5)

Description


The backup plugin BackWPup can be used to save your complete installation including /wp-content/ and push them to an external Backup Service, like Dropbox, S3, FTP and many more, see list below. With a single backup .zip file you are able to easily restore an installation. Please understand: this free version will not be supported as good as the BackWPup Pro version. With our premium version you get first class support and more features.

  • Database Backup (needs mysqli)
  • WordPress XML Export
  • Generate a file with installed plugins
  • Optimize Database
  • Check and repair Database
  • File backup
  • Backups in zip, tar, tar.gz, tar.bz2 format (needs gz, bz2, ZipArchive)
  • Store backup to directory
  • Store backup to FTP server (needs ftp)
  • Store backup to Dropbox (needs curl)
  • Store backup to S3 services (needs PHP 5.3.3, needs curl)
  • Store backup to Microsoft Azure (Blob) (needs PHP 5.3.2, curl)
  • Store backup to RackSpaceCloud (needs PHP 5.3.2, curl)
  • Store backup to SugarSync (needs curl)
  • PRO: Store backup to Amazon Glacier (needs PHP 5.3.3, curl)
  • PRO: Store backup to Google Drive (needs PHP 5.3.3, curl)
  • Send logs and backups by email
  • Multi-site support only as network admin
  • Pro version and support available – BackWPup Pro

Requirements

  • WordPress 3.9 and PHP 5.3 required! (read more about recommended php version and why you should switch to modern php)
  • To use the Plugin with full functionality PHP 5.3.3 with mysqli, FTP,gz, bz2, ZipArchive and curl is needed.
  • Plugin functions that don’t work because of your server settings, will not be displayed in admin area.

Our friends at OSTraining have done a tremendous job with their video tutorials on BackWPup. The complete series of five videos have been made available for free on YouTube.

(Are you a WordPress novice? Check out all of OSTraining’s WordPress video trainings!)

Remember: The most expensive backup is the one you never did! And please test your backups!

Get the BackWPup Pro Version with more features.

Made by Inpsyde · We love WordPress



FAQ


Installation Instructions

You can find a detailed tutorial in the BackWPup documentation.

My backup jobs don’t seem to run as scheduled.

BackWPup uses WordPress’ own cron job system (WP Cron) to execute scheduled backup jobs. In order for WordPress to “know” when to execute a job, its “inner clock” needs to be set regularly. That happens whenever someone (including yourself) visits your site.
If your site happens to not being visited for a period of time, WordPress’ inner clock gets sort of slow. In that case it takes an extra server-side cron job to regularly call http://your-site.tld/wp-cron.php and tell WordPress what time it is.

A simple way to find out whether WP Cron works as it should on your site is to create a new post and set its publishing date to some point in the future, i.e. 10 minutes from now. Then leave your site (that’s important), come back after 11 minutes and check whether your scheduled post has been published. If not, you’re very likely to have an issue with WP Cron.

Yuk! It says: “ERROR: No destination correctly defined for backup!”

That means a backup job has started, but BackWPup doens’t know where to store the backup files. Please cancel the running job and re-edit its configuration. There should be a Tab “To: …” in your backup job’s configuration. Have you set a backup target correctly?

A backup job has started, but nothing seems to be happening—not even when I re-start it manually.

Solution #1

  • Open BackWPup->Settings
  • Go to the Informations tab.
  • Find Server self connect: in the left column.
  • If it says something like (401) Authorisation required in the right column, go to the Network tab and set the username and password for server-side authentication.
  • Try again starting the backup job.

Solution #2

  • Open wp-config.php and find the line where it says if ( !defined('ABSPATH') ).
  • Somewhere before that line add this: define( 'ALTERNATE_WP_CRON', true );

Solution #3

Not really a solution, but a way to identify the real problem: see remarks on WP Cron at the top.

I get this error message: `The HTTP response test get a error “Connection time-out”`

BackWPup performs a simple HTTP request to the server itself every time you click run now or whenever a backup job starts automatically. The HTTP response test message could mean:
* Your host does not allow loop back connections. (If you know what WP_ALTERNATE_CRON is, try it.)
* Your WordPress root directory or backup directory requires authetification. Set username and password in Settings->Network.
* The Server can’t resolve its own hostname.
* A plugin or theme is blocking the request.
* Other issues related to your individual server and/or WordPress configuration.

I get a fatal error: `Can not create folder: […]/wp-content/backwpup-[…]-logs in […]/wp-content/plugins/backwpup/inc/class-job.php …`

Please set CHMOD 775 on the /wp-content/ directory and refresh the BackWPup dashboard. If that doesn’t help, try CHMOD 777. You can revert it to 755 once BackWPup has created its folder.

How do I restore a backup?

Up to now, there is no feature in BackWPup to restore a backup. But we are eagerly working on a restore functionality, which is in beta right now. If you like to participate to test the restore feature, please write an email. Meanwhile you can follow these instructions from the BackWPup documentation or this tutorial (from WordPress Codex) for more detailed information on cPanel, Plesk, vDeck and others.

When I edit a job the Files tab loads forever.

Go to Settings->General and disable “Display folder sizes on files tab if job edited”. Calculating folder sizes can take a while on sites with many folders.

I generated a list of my installed plugins, but it’s hard to read.

Try opening the text file in an editor software like Notepad++ (Windows) or TextMate (Mac) to preserve line-breaks.

My web host notified me BackWPup was causing an inacceptable server load!

Go to Settings->Jobs and try a different option for “Reduce server load”.

Can I cancel a running backup job via FTP?

Yes. Go to your BackWPup temp directory and find a file named backwpup-xyz-working.json where “xyz” is a random string of numbers and characters. Delete that file to cancel the currently running backup job.

Can I move the temp directory to a different location?

Yes. You need to have writing access to the wp-config.php file (usually residing in the root directory of your WordPress installation).

  • Open wp-config.php and find the line where it says if ( !defined('ABSPATH') ).
  • Somewhere before that line add this: define( 'WP_TEMP_DIR', '/absolute/path/to/wp/your/temp-dir' );
  • Replace /absolute/path/to/wp/ with the absolute path of your WordPress installation and your/temp-dir with the path to your new temp directory.
  • Save the file.

What do those placeholders in file names stand for?

  • %d = Two digit day of the month, with leading zeros
  • %j = Day of the month, without leading zeros
  • %m = Day of the month, with leading zeros
  • %n = Representation of the month (without leading zeros)
  • %Y = Four digit representation for the year
  • %y = Two digit representation of the year
  • %a = Lowercase ante meridiem (am) and post meridiem (pm)
  • %A = Uppercase ante meridiem (AM) and post meridiem (PM)
  • %B = Swatch Internet Time
  • %g = Hour in 12-hour format, without leading zeros
  • %G = Hour in 24-hour format, without leading zeros
  • %h = Hour in 12-hour format, with leading zeros
  • %H = Hour in 24-hour format, with leading zeros
  • %i = Two digit representation of the minute
  • = Two digit representation of the second



Screenshots:


  1. Working job and jobs overview

    Working job and jobs overview

  2. Job creation/edit

    Job creation/edit

  3. Displaying logs

    Displaying logs

  4. Manage backup archives

    Manage backup archives

  5. Dashboard

    Dashboard



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+ Jason's Comments

This plugin allows you to select exactly what you want to backup or exclude. Create a type of job for database or a type of back up job for files or a backup job for both. Schedule them automatically or manually and choose where to save them. The database optimize and repair is useful too.

I recommend offsite (remote) server backup to for example your own personal Dropbox.
I provide offsite (remote) backup to my server for $39 / year – contact me.

Website Optimization and Maintenance

There are a few ways to optimize and speed up your website for viewers and search engines: database clean up, image optimization, page / script compression, CPU / server load optimization, server file caching and utilize browser caching.

I provide website tune ups on request and recommend a schedule for Search Engine Optimization (SEO) and Page Speed optimization.

Optimization is best applied together with website security and protection and backup and maintenance.