Updraft Plus – Yet another good and reliable wordpress backup and restore plugin

I recently installed this backup and restore plugin called Updraft Plus. Its not that this was my first backup plugin installed or I did not have any other backup plugin installed on my site, its just that I wanted 2 backups plugin to be working on my site. The second backup plugin that I have been using for over 2-3 years now is WordPress Backup to Dropbox. I have been using this plugin for quite some time now and have never experienced any problems with it, I had configured it just once when I had installed it years back and it works great, even after every update.

Updraft Plus. The reason I added this additional backup plugin was that I have stopped using Dropbox and have moved to Google Drive. Updraft Plus promises to backup all your WordPress data (theme/plugin/db/uploads/others) all neatly and separately into one of these storage providers – S3, Dropbox, Google Drive, Rackspace, FTP, SFTP, email + others.

One of the good feature I liked here was the “retain this many backups:” feature. Where all other backup plugin will keep on taking n number of backups, this plugin does it a little different. Updraft-backups-options

I have set to retain 2 backups, and here is how my backup structure looks like:

Updraft-backups-googledrive

The only thing I didn’t like about this plugin was that it was a little difficult to setup. But with help of this document an average wordpress user should easily be able to set this up.

To know more about Updraft plugin, head right here and get started : https://wordpress.org/plugins/updraftplus/

Update: I forgot to mention that this plugin is free, However a premium version of this plugin was also available with many additional features that the time of writing this post.