Instructions for automatic WordPress backup with BackWPUp

Instructions for automatic WordPress backup with BackWPUp

I. BackWPUp features include

  • Backup database
  • Backup the source code of the website on the host
  • Customize folders without backup
  • Database optimization when backup
  • Check and fix database errors when backup
  • Save the plugin list as a .txt text file
  • Compress data into .zip, .tar, .gz, …
  • Customize the directory to save backup data on the host
  • Send backup files via FTP of other hosts, Dropbox, Amazon S3, RackSpace, Google Drive, Amazon Glacier, SugarSync, …
  • Send notification email with log file.

II. Configure host to use BackWPUp

To use the best BackWPUp plugin, your host must install the software with the following configuration:

  • WordPress 3.4 and above.
  • PHP 5.3 and above.
  • Supports mysqli, cURL, gz, zip compression.
  • Also, make sure the / wp-content / uploads / directory on your host is CHMOD 755.

Host packages in the best host list work very well with BackWPUp.

III. How to use BackWPUp

After installing the plugin and activating BackWPUp, you will see a BackWPUp menu name on the Dashboard in the left hand column.

1. In which:

  • Dashboard: The area contains general information about the backup process on the website.
  • Jobs: List of automatic backup processes, each job is a backup process.
  • Add new Job: Add a new backup process.
  • Logs: View the contents of the log files for each backup.
  • Backups: View a list of backup files on the website.
  • Settings: Set up the plugin.
  • About: Overview of BackWPUp plugin overview.
  • To make sure your host configuration matches the BackWPUp, you should go to BackWPUp -> Settings -> Information to see the host configuration

information, where you will see the versions of each software running on the host .


2. Create a new job

To create a new backup job, go to BackWPUp -> Add new Job.

Here, you declare the information about the automatic backup process. The Job Destination section is the setting where the backup data should be saved, if you are new to it, you should choose Backup to Folder to save the backup data to the host.

Here is the most common setting:

Next is to switch to the Schedule tab to set up the automatic backup schedule, select With WordPress cron and select is daily if you want this job to run every day.

Next is to switch to the Schedule tab to set up the automatic backup schedule, select With WordPress cron and select is daily if you want this job to run every day.

By this step, you will be able to backup, so click Save Changes again. If you want, you can learn more about the remaining functions yourself.

Now to run the Job, go to BackWPUp -> Jobs -> press the Run now button of the job just created so that it starts the backup to see if something goes wrong.

And it will start backing up the process for you to see.

You can click the Display working log button to see how it works and if there is a red error. If it runs 100%, you can go to BackWPUp -> Backups to view the file containing your backup data, you can download it to your computer.

In this backup data file will include the source code of your website and the .sql file containing the database, you can restore it manually when needed.

Good luck!

 

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