Let’s just select all of these pages and we’ll move to trash instead apply and let’s go and look at our sites. It’s just the WordPress default post. There is no content here at all. But use backups and restore. There is the backup. Let’s hit the restore button. And then I get a notification that the restore has happened successfully. And sure enough, all of my pages are here. Let’s an open one up just to make sure everything’s working.
All right. What’s going on, everybody, it’s Dave from Profitable Tools and this video we’re talking about, WordPress backup’s now there is a new WordPress backup plug in on the block, and that’s actually a very hard market to crack into in 2020 because there are so many strong competitors that already exist. But this one has some unique features that actually makes it hold up quite well. Namely, it integrates with many different cloud providers. You can make multiple backups to different locations, and it has what I consider to be the most important feature in a backup plug in incremental backups.
Of course, I’m talking about WP WPvivid in without talking about any further. Let’s just show you how it works. I’ve got a WordPress website right here. This is actually the funnel website I just put out in the Opsahl plug in. If you haven’t seen that video, make sure you go check it out. What we’re going to do here is actually create a backup of this website. Then I’m going to break the website and then I’m going to restore it and just show you exactly how I would set this up if I were using this plug in on my client’s website, which I actually have just started to do.
Let’s head into the WordPress dashboard and go ahead and get this plug in installed. Now, it does come in two pieces. The first one is free, so you can check it out and see if it’s something you like. Over in the WordPress repository, let’s search for WP WPvivid no spaces. And it’s going to be this first plug in right here, the blue cloud with the up and down arrows. I’ll go ahead and install this and activate.
Now I’m going to shoot straight with you. You don’t want the free version. You want the paid version because that’s what gives you incremental backups. So without messing around at all, I’m just going to go ahead, install Pro right away, back over to plug ins and you will upload this one. I’ve already downloaded it from my account over at WPvivid. Drop in the new plug in there install and let’s go ahead and activate it as soon as you’ve activated the plug in.
The next step is to turn on the license. And actually they have a really nice way to do this. Let’s go over here to the left hand side bar under WP WPvivid and choose license, something complicated or fancy. I just like when you can sign in with your username and password and you don’t have to actually copy and paste the license code in it makes it a lot easier because you want to log into two places and also then the license keys aren’t exposed for your clients to see.
I’ll go ahead and get logged in here. Hit, activate. There we go. My license has been activated successfully. That’s it. I just logged in and I’m done over in the menu. I’m going to go to backup and migration now. You might feel compelled to take a backup immediately upon activating the plug in. I know it’s kind of what you’re here for, but there’s actually one thing you want to do first, and that is connect your remote storage locations.
So I’m going to go up here to where it says remote storage. And from here, we can connect any one of these services. Google Drive, P Cloud, Dropbox, Microsoft one drive, Amazon s three digital open spaces using FTP server if you like, or use wasabi. Let’s get started. I’ll just show you how easy it is to connect multiple services. We’ll start off with Google Drive. I’ll give it a name like Google Drive and then let’s go ahead and authenticate with Google Drive hit allow and we’re all set.
I could go ahead and back up the site right now to Google Drive. You see, it shows up down here as a storage provider. Next, let’s try Dropbox. It’s just as easy as Google Drive. We’re basically going to repeat the same process. I’ll call this one Dropbox hit authenticate with Dropbox and we’re done things like S3 and wasabi. You’ll, of course, have to create buckets ahead of time. But it’s also very, very easy to set up authenticate with wasabi to show you.
So I entered in my access key, my secret key, my bucket name, which I created over in wasabi itself and then just chose my destination, which is U. S West. In this case, I’ll go ahead and hit test in add and there we go. Wasabi is added as a third location. No, I know someone out there is going, but what about Brizy Cloud? Does cloud work well? Is it easy to use. Well, for my experience it actually doesn’t work at all.
I don’t know whether it’s something wrong with my Picault account or maybe it’s user error or could just be broken at the time of creating this video. But I’ll show you what happens to me if I give this a name like Epicloud and then try to go authenticators like I did with Google Drive or Dropbox, actually get an error message. It takes me over to the login screen. I’ll hit Sinon, log in, and then nothing happens. It refreshes.
And so I try it again. And this time I’m going to get an error message. It says Not Found. It’s taking me over to the authentication file for WP WPvivid. So I’m not really sure what’s going on here, whether it’s something wrong with my account, like I said, or maybe it’s an issue with WPvivid and it’s something that you can resolve quickly, hopefully. All right. So the first thing I’m going to do is take a complete backup of the website.
Once I’m done with that, I’m going to set up an incremental backup schedule. So first thing, let’s get that initial backup done. I’m over in the backup and migration screen. I’m going to go down and choose a remote storage location. I can also create a staging environment, which I don’t really like to use backup plugins for that. But it is available if you want. And you can also migrate with this plugin, which is actually pretty nice.
We can do an auto migration and I can actually create a separate video to show you how to do this if there’s enough interest. But essentially with auto migration, what you would do is. Install this plug in on both your source website, let’s say you’re changing domain names, you would install it on the source website, create a new WordPress installation, install the plug in there. It’s going to give you a key. You can just copy and paste from this website to the destination.
Everything will move over automatically for you. So I think that’s pretty cool. But today we’re talking about backups. So I’m going to go over to you, send it to a remote storage and I’m going to give it a little bit of a prefix here. So I know which one is the initial backup. I’ll call it initial back up and let’s go ahead and back up. Now, I should mention that the remote storage location that is selected right now is all three of them.
So it should actually back up to all three of these locations. However, I could choose just one or the other if I wanted to. Now, this website is one hundred and twenty five point four, six megabytes. It is being compressed right now into a zip file and then going to be transferred to those locations. I also really like how much information it’s giving you on the screen here so I can see exactly what’s happening. How quickly are these files being transferred?
Right now it’s moving at a pretty good pace. All right. So this backup is already done. A few hundred megabytes moved it just like that. That is actually a big complaint over the plug I recommended last year, which is called WP Time Capsule. Now, I still very much like and continue to use that plugin. But several people, I’d say about a dozen or so have messaged me to complain about WP Time Capsule because it’s so slow to take that initial back up.
The reason is that WP WP Time Capsule is moving each file over individually. Even if you don’t have a very large website. Moving individual files takes time because they’re not done at the same time. It’s one after the other. It makes a new connection. Trancers The file makes another connection. Trancers the file. It takes a long time when you have thousands and thousands of files like on even a smaller WordPress website. So I think the smarter approach that we WPvivid is taking to actually zipp things up and then transfer them makes a lot of sense to me.
But I’m not a software developer and so there might be other benefits I’m just not aware of to doing it one at a time. So you can see from the time stamps in my log file here that the transfer started at one twenty one thirty six and it completed by one twenty to thirty eight. So overall it took about a minute to transfer this website which moved to Google Drive, Dropbox as well as wasabi, all with a single click. That’s pretty cool.
Now before I wreck this website and then restore it from the back up, I want to show you a few other features inside of WP WPvivid one being white label. So if you want to use this plug in on client sites, you can completely rebrand it and make it look like your own. I’m over here in the sidebar under White Label and I can go ahead and just totally rename this if I want. I’ll call it Dave’s backup and I can change the slug to be Dave, be you.
And let’s go and change the support email here to be my email address and we can even change the author. You are all to be my website. There’s the option to check this box right here, which once you get these scheduling all set up, you might want to do this because it will remove the plug in from the menu items and then your clients can’t mess with it and maybe turn off the plugin for now. I’ll just leave it as is.
And you should see this name change up here, too. Dave is back up. Great. Now I’ve got my own plug in. Look at me, Mom. I finally made it. All right. Back over to back up in migration. Let’s set up a schedule so that incremental backups are happening automatically every single hour. I’m going to go over to schedule right here. And then the second tab over is the incremental backup schedule. I go ahead and disable other schedules so that we’re only doing incremental backups.
That really is the way to roll for multiple reasons. One is that it’s going to be easier on your server so it won’t slow down for your users. In fact, some high end hosts like Kinstler don’t even allow you to use plug ins that are not incremental backups. If this whole idea of incremental backups is confusing to you, just think about it this way. Let’s say that your website is one gigabyte and you want to back it up four times a day rather than moving the entire one gigabyte every single time.
You can move it over once and then just look to see if any changes happen and then back up those changes. So that way you have kind of a time machine, that type of rollback system available to you. So not only is incremental backups easier on your server, it’s also going to be more affordable when it comes to cloud storage because you’re not backing up as much data. All right, enough talk. Let’s go ahead and create an incremental backup schedule.
I actually really like the default settings they provide for us. The first one says files full back up cycle. This means that they are going to move the entire website over at this increment level. It’s set to weekly. And I actually really like that. You can go up to every two weeks or even every thirty days if you want. But the idea here is that you want to always make sure you have some relatively fresh version of your entire website.
If you know, knock on wood, something goes wrong with that initial backup. You could have incremental backups for something that isn’t. Actually backed up properly in the first place, so this make sure you never lose more than a week’s worth of data. Now, this section up here was for the file system. We can also have different settings for the database. Right now, it is set to be very similar. It’s simply going to back up the database once per week and hour prior to when it backs up the files that these files to be backed up remotely.
Of course, we can keep a certain number of backups. So 30 backups would be great, maybe if you’re doing daily backups, but if you’re doing incremental backups that are every hour, you might even want to go higher. Let’s say, you know, maybe seven times twenty four hundred and sixty eight backups. Why not? You never have too many backups. Let’s go ahead and create the new incremental backup schedule. All right, great. That is all scheduled.
And now I will have backups every single hour and I’ll be able to roll back one hour at a time for an entire week. All right. Next, let’s go ahead and break this website. Well, maybe not break it, but I’m going to remove all of the contents and then go ahead and use the backup that I just created to restore it back to its existing glory. Let’s just select all of these pages and we’ll move to trash. Let it apply.
Right now, those are in the trash. Let’s make sure they’re gone for good. I’m going to go ahead and select them all here and delete them permanently. And let’s go and look at our site. It’s just the WordPress default post. There is no content here at all. So what do we got to do to get the WooFunnel site loaded back? Well, there’s a couple of ways to approach this right now. We have access to our sites and it’s going to be fairly easy to do the restoration process.
But if you didn’t have access to your site, what you’d want to do is go ahead and just grab one of your backups. So I’ve got three different ones here. I could simply download this zip file and then upload it on a new WordPress installation and it would be good to go. But because we already have access to the site and I think most of the time you probably will have access to the site, we’ll go and do this the easy way.
We’ll go over to the backup plug. And remember, it’s now been relabeled to Dave’s backup over to backup and migration, which use backups and restore. We’ll click on the remote storage tab right over here. And I can toggle through the different accounts that I have linked up. Let’s go ahead and just grab this from wasabi. Scan the folder. There is the backup. Let’s hit the restore button. All right, click retrieve the back up to the localhost.
Says Download succeeded. It’s asking me which content I’d like to restore. I’m just going to do it all. Although I really only need two those pages to move over. I can see the progress happening here in the log window and then I get a notification that the restore has happened successfully. Let’s go back over to pages and sure enough, all of my pages are here. Let’s go an open one up just to make sure everything’s working. All right.
What’s better than a Lambo? Of course, it’s tie and two Lambells, although it doesn’t really look like a Lambo in the corner there. All right. So that’s it. That’s how easy it is to do incremental backups to multiple locations using a simple WordPress plug in. And then restoration is also very, very easy. You can easily choose between any of the locations. You have things back up, man. This plug in has me seriously considering my choice of WP Time Capsule as what I’m using in my agency.
Now, if you want to know more about WPvivid, of course I’ll have the link down below. Give me questions. You can of course, leave me a comment here or join us over in the Facebook group. We have a ton of people, actually. They’re the ones who turned me on to this plug in is the reason I’m creating this video. So many people are like, Dave, you got to check this out. So thank you to everybody who’s recommended this plug in for me.
Do you have any other ideas for products I should review or create videos about? Make sure you contact me over in the Facebook group or leave me a message down below. It’s how I found out about AppSumo plug in. And then, of course, this one WP WPvivid. It’s going to do it for this video. I hope you’ve enjoyed it. And thank you for watching. I’ll see you in the next one.