WordPress Backup to Dropbox

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Everyone knows how much backup is important, and we all know (or should know) that we are all too lazy to do it. If the backup is done manually, then you probably will gradually stop doing it as often as you should (from once a day or once a month etc’).

If you own or maintain a website, you know that database and files backup is extremely important (due to hacks, database corruptions, plugin messes and more).
If you don’t want to invest in a paid service like Vaultpress, you can try WordPress backup to Dropbox plugin, or WPB2D for short.

My Experience with WordPress backup to Dropbox:
I use this plugin in two sites I maintain. I have two Dropbox accounts (one for each site), and I’ve scheduled the backup to run once a month on a weekend night (when the load is very low). I have to say it works like a charm. Basically, once you set it up you don’t need to do anything else but check now and then that the backups are done (by checking the history or the backup monitor). I use another backup plugin (backup wordpress, here is my review on it), just to be on the safe side.

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You can buy two premium extensions: The first sends and emails when the backup is completed successfully or when there are issues ($3.99). The second provides an option to zip the backup before uploading it to Dropbox ($6.99). I didn’t purchase any of them so I can’t testify on them.

Pros:

  • Very simple to setup.
  • Automatic Backup for either Database, files or both.
  • You can schedule the time of the backup.
  • You can set the backup to a sub folder in your Dropbox account.
  • You can exclude files and folders.
  • You can view the history and monitor the backups.
  • It’s Free.

Cons:

  • You can’t set separate instances of backups (i.e. you can’t set more than one backup).

Thanks for reading and I hope it was interesting and helpful.

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Yaniv Norman

Help Desk Technician

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