BackupBuddy review

There are tons of ways in which you can lose a part or whole of your WordPress site and the valuable data associated with it. The solution to prevent this from happening is to use a premium WordPress backup plugin like BackupBuddy, one of the oldest and most feature-rich backup tools built especially for the WordPress ecosystem.

One of the most important features of BackupBuddy is that it allows you not only to back up your WordPress database but every single element of the website, including widgets, comments, themes, and plugin settings. You can also set up custom backup profiles. Backups can be done manually or scheduled at intervals that suit you. A zipped file of the backed-up website is made available to you as soon as the backup is complete. There are a range of backup locations for you to choose from, including BackupBuddy Stash, Amazon S3, Google Drive, Dropbox, and more.

While restoring, you can choose to restore individual files, the databases, or the entire site. A useful tool called ImportBuddy can quickly restore the last backed-up version in case of some issue with your site. These features also come in handy if you want to move your WordPress site to a new host or server. When you migrate to a new domain, the plugin even automatically replaces all the old URLs with the newer versions.

Other prominent uses of BackupBuddy’s backup and restore system include WordPress migration to a temporary domain, cloning of the site to a development site, and setting up a staging site to push and pull changes. For additional convenience, there are a bunch of well-thought-out features like free malware scan, built-in server tools to track down hosting issues, database mass text replacement, interactive site directory map, serialized data migration, and instant email notifications for up-to-date information on the backup status of your site.


backup features
  • database search/replace
  • email notification
  • make automatic backups
  • make manual backups
  • multiple backup destinations
  • staging(add-on)
  • store backups as ZIP files
backup method
  • database-only backup
  • exclude files / directories
  • files-only backup
  • full backup
restore method
  • auto restore
  • one-click restore
  • single file restore
external backup destinations
  • Amazon S3
  • Dropbox
  • email
  • external storage included
  • FTP
  • Google Drive
  • Rackspace Cloud Files
cloning & migration
  • clone plugins, themes or settings
  • clone single website(add-on)
  • migrate website to a new host(add-on)
security features
  • malware scan

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