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  • #4387

    designbytracy
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    Any recommendations for an automated backup plugin to install on client sites?


    #4390

    Len
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    Hi designbytracy,

    If you don’t mind spending the money BackupBuddy by iThemes is an excellent choice. I use it all the time. I’m sure others will chime in with some good free alternatives.


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    #4804

    designbytracy
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    I would love to use BackupBuddy, but no luck on the spending money part right now. Any good free options?


    #4807

    designbytracy
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    Ok Len, you piqued my interest in BackupBuddy again and I’m re-looking at the pricing. I’m wondering, do you you use any of the other iThemes plugins?


    #5108

    Len
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    Hi Tracy,

    Nope. The only one of their products I use is BackupBuddy. After researching various backup solutions I settled on that one. Well worth the money.


    #5124

    RobAlex
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    Did try Duplicator, a free WP plugin, yesterday and it worked for me first time going from internet to localhost. Haven’t tried in the other direction yet – not even totally sure it does that. But to create a working backup on your local machine, it’s pretty slick.

    #5200

    John
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    Another vote for BackupBuddy. In my opinion you won’t be disappointed.


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    #5758

    designbytracy
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    Ok, I bought BackupBuddy. So far, so good. Thanks for pushing me over the edge, everyone.


    #5804

    netviper
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    It is well worth it on the time you send moving a site from a test server to a live server.  Amazing.

    #5913

    Robert Neu
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    The only free one I’ve used that wasn’t horrible is

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wordpress-backup-to-dropbox/


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    #5960

    tfesta
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    I couldn’t recommend backupbuddy enough.

    #5970

    designbytracy
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    Ok, I’m going to be attempting my first migration this week. Any tips or warnings?


    #6899

    johnwake
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    BackupBuddy can also be used for migrating a single-site installation of WordPress into a multi-site installation of WordPress.

    #7014

    nickthegeek
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    I use BackupBuddy on all my sites. There are some weird issues I’ve had, mostly with having to delete and rebuild my access keys on upgrades. Over all I find it to be an excellent product that handles backups and makes it very easy to deploy sites.

    They had a great feature built in at the beginning of the year which let you replicate sites within a network. I used that way more than other features but for some reason they recently made this much harder to do, which is disappointing. I’m not doing client work now so the feature I used the most was a one click site replication. Fortunately I know of another plugin that does that and I like the developers, so I’m using that solution instead of the weird 3 step process BackupBuddy added.

    If you are trying to save money, I really like WP DB Manager for free backups. It is database only but it lets you easily do the database backup, optimization, and repairs plus some other DB maintenance without logging into PHPmyAdmin.

    One other option to consider is your host. Many hosts make it possible to do a backup from the host access account (like cPanel). This may require you to setup a simple cron job to get the backups to automate. The nice thing is the resources are sometimes allocated differently for the hosting access services so a full backup can often be completed with less time and the host based system usually has an integrated restore service as well. Restoring from WordPress plugins can be less than ideal.

    #17616

    designbytracy
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    I’ve loved BackupBuddy so far, especially for migrating a site from my dev to the final host.


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