How to use UpdraftPlus to save backups in GoogleDrive in WordPress?
Taking regular backups of your site is extremely important. It can save you website if it ever gets hacked and then these backups can make your site live again in just few minutes.
UpdraftPlus plugin is one of the best and simple to use WordPress plugin for taking full backups of your blogs or websites and then restoring them easily. UpdraftPlus also allow you to easily Schedule or automate your Backups.
UpdraftPlus provides options to save your backup in various locations like:
- Google Drive.
- Amazon S3.
There is Premium version of UpdraftPlus which provides additional functionality like Migrating Site, Multisite Support, Database Text Replace and many more.
Here we will be take a look at the process of configuring UpdraftPlus to upload backups to Google Drive.
Google Drive provides free storage of about 15 GB which is more than enough to store backups of small to medium websites.
The Process of configuring UpdraftPlus to store Backups in GoogleDrive is little lengthy by its totally worth the effort.
Here can follow these steps to setup the backup in UpdraftPlus:
Setting up UpdraftPlus to take backups.
First thing you need to do is install and activate BackWPup plugin. Upon activation, the plugin will display a welcome page. It will also add a BackWPup menu item in your WordPress admin sidebar.
Creating Backup Jobs with BackWPup
Click on Add New Job to create an automated backup job for your WordPress website. Under General tab, provide a name for this job. This name will be used internally and will help you identify each backup instance. Under the Job Tasks section, select the type of tasks you want this to perform. Available tasks include database backup, file backup, WordPress XML export, Installed plugins list, optimize database tables and check database tables. If you just want to create backup of your website, then you can select all options except for optimize and check database tables.
Under backup file creation section, choose an archive type. The default option is tar.gz, however you can choose zip archive if you want. Below this, you will see Job Destination section. This is where your backups will be stored. BackWPup provides multiple options to store your backup files. It can store backup file on your server, send it via email, backup to FTP, backup to dropbox, amazon S3, Windows Azure, Rackspace, and Sugarsync. Whatever you do, DO NOT store the backups on your server. For the sake of this WordPress tutorial, we will be using DropBox.
Scheduling Automated Backup in WordPress using BackWPup
Click on Schedule tab and choose how often do you want to backup your site. You can schedule it to run monhtly, weekly, or daily basis by choosing WordPress Cron option. Alternatively, you can choose to manually run the job, so that you can create on-demand backups of your site. For advance level users there are more choices like using a URL to start the job externally using some other software or starting the job using WP-CLI, a command line interface for WordPress. For beginner level users we would highly recommend scheduling a daily or weekly backup by choosing WordPres Cron option.
What to Backup?
Click on DB Backup tab to select which tables you want to be included in the backup. Sometimes WordPress plugins create their own tables into your database, most of the time this data is not crucial and you may not need it. Unchecking these tables will reduce your backup size. However if you don
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