Hey guys, I’m writing because I’m looking at paid blog backup solutions for my beloved Wordpress blog, since it’s getting more popular, I’m actually going to have advertising on it and so on. Free backup plugins never have really worked for me, as they only seem to backup a small portion of the site (I want to backup EVERYTHING) or they choke when trying to backup the entire site (it’s around a gig or two now, and will only grow).
Therefore, I’m looking into some third party options, and was wondering if y’all had any experience with them or if there were any you could recommend. So far I’ve tried:
Blogvault - Still on the 30 day trial, but I haaate the web-based interface, it only seems to back up a small portion of my site, and isn’t fully transparent with the files it chooses to skip, so I doubt I’ll keep this one. They apparently also help with migration
BackupPress - It’s $5 a month, so I’m trying it now. It does real-time backup of content and nightly backup of changed files, which sounds like a good solution. So far it’s the cheapest option. It also seems to back up more than Blogvault did, but it too isn’t fully transparent.
Other paid options which get rave reviews that I’ve not tried include:
VaultPress - The most expensive of the bunch at $15 a month, but also might be the most feature-rich. It has a very transparent dashboard, and tells you what it’s backing up as it does it. It looks really impressive, so I might try it, but I’d like to learn more first.
BackupBuddy - This is a $75 up front fee for the plugin and one year of support, it seems, and has a lot of features such as new dropbox integration (which sounds awesome), server info tools and so on, and also focuses on restoration and migration tools, which could be useful later.
So far, to me, the most attractive options seem to be Backuppress and Vaultpress, but I’d also love some opinions if y’all have 'em. Thanks for your time!