Best Plugin for backing up WordPress

Best Plugin for backing up WordPress

A set of files and a database.   How hard can that be? We’ll after the plug-in I was using to backup content on several WordPress sites fell dormant, I decided to find a new one to cover me on this simple…but crucial task.  There are a ton of plugins available, but many are no longer under development, and all but a few simply – don’t work!  They return errors or are missing critical features like “scheduling.” Enter backWPup! This plug does exactly what you need in a WordPress utility.  Here are the main features:
  • Create multiple jobs, with varying schedules and options.
  • Backup Database and/or File Content.
  • Backup to local directory, email, FTP, DropBox, SugarSync, Google Storage, Amazon S3, Microsoft Azure, Rackspace Cloud.
  • Database Table selection/exclusion.
  • File/Directory selection/exclusion.
  • Retention policies
  • Scheduled Database Optimization
  • Restore features.
  • Various compression schemes.
Off the top of my head…I can’t think of much more I’d expect except full/incremental/differential selection.  It also has a very clean, WordPress consistent and intuitive interface. Let me state for the record…I have no affiliation with the developer.  I’m simply elated to finally find a solution after two days of trying to get other plugs to even work with my shared storage sites. Here are a couple of screenshots.