by Adam Preiser updated February 24, 2020

How To Setup An Incremental Backup For WordPress


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How To Setup An Incremental Backup For WordPress

Welcome back to another video this is Adam
from were a make videos for

non-techies and in this video I’m to share
with you which could be one of these really

hot offers that is a limited time type of
deal but I came across a new plug-in that

actually it’s been out for a while but I have
been testing it out myself and essentially

it’s called WP time capsule now what this
is is a more smart way of creating a backup

for your website so your traditional way and
I actually made a video not too long maybe

six months ago about backing up your website
and in that video I use a free plug-in called

updrafts now the way a traditional backup
is done the plug-in will go ahead and take

all of the files that make up your website
and create a zip file and depending on how

large that is it will make multiple zip files
and then it takes your database and in zips

that up and it creates this backup now be
negative of that is while it’s doing this

it really slows down your website depending
on who your host is so if you’re using a shared

hosting provider which is pretty much most
of us it’s going to cause problems for your

website visitors while that backup is actually
happening and in fact this would happen to

me so I would have my backups happen at midnight
but since the world is a global and people

are on my website at all different times every
now and then I would get an email from someone

and they would let me know that they were
on my website at this time and things weren’t

working right and this is because I know my
backup was going on and it was just eating

away at the resources of my computer so it’s
not a real intelligent smart way to make a

backup and that is where WP time capsule comes
in and I think were there actually getting

this name is on Mac computers Apple computers
they have this feature called Time Machine

and what it does is every hour it looks on
your computer to find files that have changed

so if you had a Word document and maybe you
added a paragraph to new close that that would

count as a change so wouldn’t just look for
new files it would look for changed files

and then it would only back that up only back
up what changed and so what this does the

results in a backup that takes up a lot less
space and a lot less resources and so what

they have done is taken this concept and made
this plug in WP time capsule and you can essentially

use this to make this thing called an incremental
backup so instead of the way that updrafts

and all the other backup plug-ins do it what
this does is it is smart it looks at everything

that changes so if you update a plug-in that
is a change if you create a new post or get

some new comments on your website that is
a change in it will only back up what has

changed now there are many paid services that
actually do this I can think of two or three

off the top of my head but they cost anywhere
between 10 and $150 per month now what they’re

doing differently in WP time capsule which
I think is amazing is your actually going

to connect this into your own dropbox account
or Google Drive or Amazon and you’re going

to be able to make a backup of your site to
your own storage solution so unlike those

other solutions that also have this incremental
backup feature your files go on their servers

and I prefer to be the only one to have access
to my files in fact when you use WB time capsule

they don’t have access to your files and I
like that a lot now they do have a special

promotion going on they came out with a pro
version and it just was release and adds some

pro features and they have a pretty interesting
lifetime offer going now it’s going to expire

in about six days but before I tell you about
this they do have the free version that is

pretty good and here is my website now I don’t
usually show the back end of my website but

here it is and so I’m actually in the plug-in
right now and you can see I actually installed

and started testing this on my own website
on the 13th and I was having it make daily

backups and you can see I have one restore
point so here’s something interesting so let

me just show you for example on the 15th there
is one restore point now when I click on this

it’s going to tell me what was done right
here and I can click on this little icon right

here to see what was backed up that day when
I click on it we can see that on the 15th

the only changes to my website were six files
so instead of it backing up 10,000 files and

only backed up six because that was all that
had changed or been added and I love that

now right around here words is to restore
points this is when I upgraded to the Pro

version so when I click on this it’s gonna
show me right here right here at 5:06 PM it

made a backup because I updated three plug-ins
on my website so I can actually revert back

if I update a plug-in and I didn’t like how
it worked out I can immediately revert back

to it the older version without any site downtime
which is huge and you can see right here three

restore points and this is because it made
its auto backup right here I updated a plug-in

and then here as well a little bit later in
time I updated a different plug and so it’s

making these restore points when you use the
free version it’s going to make the one backup

per day and it’s going to keep the prior 15
days of backups now with the Pro version what

it will do is it will make a backup before
you update a plug-in which makes it amazing

so you can easily snap back to the prior version
with just a few mouse clicks and there is

no limit to how far you can go back so also
with the paid version you have this one click

staging’s you have the staging option right
here so literally if I wanted to test a plug

and update or a theme update I can just click
one button right here and it’s gonna create

a staging site on my server that I contested
and it won’t affect the life site at all and

then if I like the way that it’s working I
can then go and update it right here and this

is a pretty amazing feature for the plug and
this is in the Pro version right here right

here this can be detailed activity log I’m
sure the settings panel right here as well

so here is the settings panel you can see
right here I have is at the Pro license right

there I have it connected to my dropbox right
here I can choose the type of backup right

here I can choose when it will backup and
based on what time zone I can click this backup

right button right now for to make a backup
immediately and then right here I can choose

how it will back up when I do any updates
and also write here is a really amazing feature

I can have this plug in the Pro version automatically
update my website for me it can automatically

update my WordPress my themes in my plug-ins
and I know that if there’s a problem with

any of the updates I can click a few mouse
clicks and I can immediately go back in time

and that’s why they call this WP time capsule
so let’s go back to their website right here

and I want to tell you who should use this
and who doesn’t really need to use this so

you come to their website right here I’ll
have a link down below and you can just click

on that to go and take a look at it right
here you can see the difference between your

traditional backups and using something like
WP time capsule which is using this incremental

backup system so your traditional it’s going
to bog down your website now if you have important

website and people come to your website you
might want to think about going with something

like WP time capsule which has these incremental
backup so this would be someone like me I

have people on my website all the time so
for someone like me I definitely should go

this incremental route and it just can use
a lot less resources on my server take up

a lot less space for storage and it’s good
to be a lot faster to restore so with your

traditional solutions if you want to just
restore a plug-in that was in a backup you

have to restore the entire old backup well
with this you could just restore the files

that change so you can have that ability just
to restore what you want not have to restore

everything because the negative of restoring
everything is you might then restore something

that causes another problem versus just restoring
what you want to restore so that is another

benefit with WP time capsule and you have
different these different storage options

right here’s a nice pricing grid in comparison
chart of other solutions and this is probably

what it’s going to cost once they’re out of
this Pro launch phase with this limited time

discount it’s good to be about five dollars
per site it says here I don’t know if that’s

a firm number but even if five dollars per
site per month it is a great deal to you something

like WP time capsule and switch to these incremental
backups but like I said there is a limited

lifetime offer going on right now so let’s
scroll up here and check out the features

so were clear on what the difference between
the free version and this Pro version so the

first main feature is set it and forget it
which means the backups are going to happen

without you having to do anything now this
is going to be in the free and the Pro version

and the regular off-site backups it’s going
to be in the free and the Pro version as well

which is these three different storage solutions
and then the one click restore is also in

both solutions but right here is only in the
Pro this is staging an update and this is

where you can click the one button and then
you’re going to have a staging site all set

up for you in the auto backup before manual
and auto updates this is also a nether Pro

feature that is huge if you ask me now let’s
take a look at their pricing page just to

see how this is going to be structured so
here’s another reminder of the four main features

that you are going to get with the Pro version
here are the packages that they’re offering

for just another six days so for backing up
up to five sites it’s gonna cost $197 and

that’s not Vermont that’s not per year this
is going to be a one time cost up to 50 sites

as can be 397 and unlimited sites it’s good
to be 597 now what’s really unique about this

is the people that developed this plug and
also making another suite called infinite

WP and what that is is a platform to manage
multiple WordPress websites and what’s ironic

is about four years ago when they launched
infinite WP they had a similar offer like

this and back then it was $199 for a lifetime
license to any add-ons that they release for

infinite WP now if you go to infinite WP’s
website right now I think it’s $600 per year

for what I purchased for that 199 four years
ago so they made a similar offer but for a

different product of theirs and they made
it better they added add-ons that they also

increase the price and you know what I’m one
of the lucky people that saw that this was

going to be an amazing solution when when
they told me this offer for infinite WP I

paid the 199 and now I’m I got this great
lifetime package that everyone else is paying

$600 per year for I ended up getting it for
that one $199 offer and this is going to be

another one of those types of situations these
are great prices for what you get now here’s

who should buy this and who shouldn’t buy
this if you’re an agency you need to buy this

if you have an important website you need
to buy this if you have a website that gets

a lot of traffic and you don’t want to have
any downtime especially when you’re doing

the most crucial task on your website to protect
yourself which is make a backup you need to

buy this if you have an e-commerce store you
really should think about buying this for

me I have a website that does e-commerce it
also has those online courses with lots of

activity I bought this because I need something
like this I don’t want any downtime for my

visitors I want the maximum protection that
only an update can give me but I don’t want

to spend all the server resources on it now
the people that don’t really need to buy this

are folks that maybe you just have a five
page website it doesn’t get a lot of traffic

anyway so if you’re using updrafts or some
kind of solution that makes a complete backup

every single time if that’s your website it’s
not so crucial to get this don’t think that

you need to get this now there still conveniences
that this gives you that that won’t give you

but it’s not so crucial that you have an incremental
backup solution in my mind the people that

should be using this are people that have
websites that change a lot or have a lot of

traffic or are mission-critical or if something
happen even 10 minutes of downtime you might

lose money those are the people that absolutely
should take advantage of this offer and I’ve

been using it and I’ve also been using it
in tandem with updrafts however I’m going

to disable and delete and stop using updrafts
because I prefer the way this makes the backups

better I don’t want my website visitors having
a slow experience ever but I also if I update

something that causes a problem I really want
to be able to just click a few buttons and

to be able to go back in time and restore
the prior version of that plug and it’s just

worth it to me to pay some money in order
to not have those problems it’s just kind

of like an insurance policy and it totally
makes sense for someone like me but I don’t

want you to think I’m telling you to try this
out and maybe purchase one of these lifetime

licenses if you have a small website that
really doesn’t get a lot of traffic this might

be kind of overkill for you so anyways I really
think this is a great plug-in is a great opportunity

I have a link down below to it in the description
and also in the pinned comments and I think

you should deftly try it out so even though
there’s only six days left on the special

offer even if you saw this video after the
special offer it’s still well worth it to

be able to have the features that this Pro
version offers because he made it to the end

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