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5/29/2015 - 9:09 PM

Backup, Restoration, Migration Tools

Plugins, Techniques

WEBSITES
https://ithemes.com/purchase/backupbuddy/
-- I have lifetime license: unlimited site backup, lifetime plugin updates and one year of support forum access

PAID
Backup Buddy (tutorial http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2vEMf9z9ldk)
http://ithemes.com/purchase/backupbuddy/
$80 / 2 licenses
$100 / 10 licenses
$150 / unlimited (this is what I purchased)

https://www.backblaze.com/ - recommended by many people on Genesis Slack channel.
-- Personal Backup - Never lose a file again. Get unlimited cloud backup for your Mac or PC. Just $5/month.

FREE
Migrate Guru - https://wordpress.org/plugins/migrate-guru/
(recommended by Sridhar Katakam on Slack)
Migrate Guru - https://wordpress.org/plugins/migrate-guru/#description
- For migration only, no backups

All in One WP Migration (AIO) - https://wordpress.org/plugins/all-in-one-wp-migration/ 
(used by Sridhar Katakam) (512MB limit on import; $49 for lifetime license to remove limit)
INSTRUX. for removing limit in my snippet: 
https://app.cacher.io/library/personal?snippet=aac20897e1965b500816

https://updraftplus.com/
-- Marcy Diaz (Slack Channel): The repo version works well for backups and restoring to the same site. 
You need to purchase Migrator if you want to use it for moving sites to new locations.
https://wordpress.org/plugins/updraftplus/
-- Gets great reviews. $145/developer license for unlimited sites. BUT only 1 year of updates. 40% discount to update license each year.
-- This is the most popular free plugin on WordPress repository. 
• site duplicator & migrator, with which you can copy sites and move them to new location
• schedule backups – no need to remember if you have made a backup, just set a schedule and 
automatically backup your website every day, week or month. You can also have separate schedules 
for files and databases.
• good reporting allowing you to see the status of backups and when the next backup is scheduled. 

Duplicator and WP Migrate DB - used together for copying files and migrating db
https://wordpress.org/plugins/duplicator/

WP Migrate DB (THE best tool for migrating the DB) - https://deliciousbrains.com/wp-migrate-db-pro/
http://wp.tutsplus.com/tutorials/plugins/migrating-your-wordpress-database-wp-migrate-db-development-to-production/
http://wp.tutsplus.com/tutorials/plugins/migrating-your-wordpress-database-wp-migrate-db-production-to-development/

Duplicator http://lifeinthegrid.com/labs/duplicator/\
Had difficulty with the PHP being "active", so I used Duplicator to copy the files into a .zip archive. Very fast. But, missing the .htaccess file, which I had to manually clone via ftp and copy the contents given to me inside the Permalinks page.

Xcloner http://wordpress.org/plugins/xcloner-backup-and-restore/

http://www.wpbeginner.com/plugins/7-best-wordpress-backup-plugins-compared-pros-and-cons/

WPclone

http://versionpress.net/

http://www.wpworkflow.co 

https://www.navicat.com/en/products/navicat-for-mysql
1.22.18 - recommended by Theresa Jennings on Int. WP FB page
https://www.backblaze.com/cloud-backup.html

1.22.18 - Other recommendations on Int. WP FB page - What I use
https://www.idrive.com/

https://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/13803/superduper - SuperDuper for making bootable backup
WD USB Drive - plug into USB portal in back of computer so that it gets enough power
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