QuestionsBackup – Updraft Plus – Just to put it back ? –> TEST
John asked 1 year ago

Hi Adam,

I have a question.

Your video on how to use Updraft Plus is clear ; thank you so much for that !

I still have a question though.

It's important to be sure whether or not a backup is “good”. How can you know it's good, that it's working ; isn't the proof of the pudding in the eating ?

So, i thought, how can i really actively test a backup without compromising my still working website ?

I don't want to restore the backup OVER my working website, so how can this be tested safely ?


1 Answers
Adam @ WPCrafter Staff answered 1 year ago

Great question and that's a tough one to answer. If you have the paid version of Updrafts you can restore it to a test install of WordPress to see that its good. This is because the paid version will allow you to change the URL in the database.

You can try restoring a backup to the site that is backed up, but if there was a problem it could become a big problem.

I can say with almost certainty that if Updrafts successfully completes a backup, then it is a good backup. It has saved me on more than 1 occasion.

skylar woods replied 12 months ago

I use wordpress all in one migration. For staging.

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