UpdraftPlus announces features including a faster UpdraftPlus Clone and more reliable backups with new 1.16.6 release

UpdraftPlus announces features including a faster UpdraftPlus Clone and more reliable backups with new 1.16.6 release

UpdraftPlus have been hard at work on the latest update and we are happy to announce that UpdraftPlus 1.16.6 has been released and is now available. For this update there’s a new feature which enables UpdraftPlus to send you an email report even if the backup fails. This will help users keep better track of their backup status and make sure that you are always up to date with the latest developments of your site.

We have also made updates to UpdraftClone that has made the feature faster and more reliable, improving this popular service further.

Improved performance from UpdraftClone

Additional, we have made it much easier to users to purchase UpdraftPlus Premium from within the plugin. So instead of being forced to leave the plugin and purchase Premium via our website, you can now make the purchase from within the plugin, saving you a lot of time and trouble.

You can now purchase Premium from within the plugin

We recommend the update for all UpdraftPlus users.

The full change-log is as follows;

  • FEATURE: Added new S3 intelligent tiering class
  • FEATURE: Ability for user to buy Premium without leaving the plugin’s settings pages
  • FEATURE: UpdraftPlus can now catch backups that don’t complete because of errors that kill PHP and make sure a report is still sent about them. This ensures that you will get an email, even if the backup fails.
  • FIX: If a very large UpdraftVault upload took more than an hour, then the token could expire without being refreshed (fix in version 1.16.0 was incomplete)
  • PERFORMANCE: Modify a condition in the zip-batching algorithm so that greater acceleration in the zip-batching algorithm is allowed on setups allowing very long PHP run times on the initial (zero-eth) resumption
  • PERFORMANCE: UpdraftClone now sends larger chunks over the network, leading to faster sending of data
  • PERFORMANCE: Force UpdraftClone to use a 100MB split size for better performance (previously intended, but not always working)
  • TWEAK: Upon restoration, WP’s cache directory will be emptied (by default it is not included in backups, so in theory this is a no-op, but the occasional case has been seen where it got populated during the restore process)
  • TWEAK: Add support for the new Europe (Stockholm) (eu-north-1) AWS region in Amazon S3
  • TWEAK: Advise the user if they changed the plugin’s slug (and so won’t be able to get updates) (paid versions)
  • TWEAK: Make use of wp_get_themes rather than relying solely to get_themes which is already deprecated
  • TWEAK: Regression: When a user aborted a fatal error occurred before all clean-up actions were complete
  • TWEAK: Refactor the remote storage logging code in Backblaze and Azure modules

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UpdraftPlus 2.16.3 (paid version) released

We are pleased to announce that a new UpdraftPlus 2.16.3 (paid version) release has been made. It fixes two bugs in the existing paid releases (but not affecting the existing free release):

We recommend the update for all UpdraftPlus Premium users.

The full changelog is as follows;

  • FIX: Prevent extraction failure when using PclZip (N.B. php-zip is always preferred if installed) on zero-sized files.
  • FIX: Prevent the incremental backup cron from being incorrectly scheduled.

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UpdraftPlus 2.16.2 (paid version) released

We are pleased to announce an updated version of UpdraftPlus 2.16.2 (paid version) with newly added fixes and tweaks.

We recommend the update for all UpdraftPlus Premium users.

The full changelog is as follows;

  • FIX: wp_doing_cron() was used when unzipping, but requires WP 4.8+ (regression in 2.16.1, which was never released on wordpress.org)
  • TWEAK: Updated phpseclib to the latest version after the previous work around to fix the ‘SSH2 Server Host Key Algorithm Mismatch’ issue
  • TWEAK: Check-in with the clone during the backup process to make sure it is not prematurely purged

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UpdraftPlus launch revolutionary new Incremental Backups feature

UpdraftPlus are thrilled to announce that as part of one of the biggest and most important updates in our history, UpdraftPlus Premium users will now have access to the amazing new UpdraftPlus Incremental Backups feature!

What is Incremental Backups and how does it work?

When backing up your WordPress site content such as images, media, video, plugins, themes, etc. using UpdraftPlus or another backup plugin, you usually have to create a whole new backup file of the entire site – every time! But thanks to UpdraftPlus, this is no longer necessary.

To give the user as much control as possible, we have given you the ability to arrange your incremental file backups to the hourly schedule of your choice. Once UpdraftPlus has taken the initial full backup, it will subsequently only backup any new changes that have occured between the period of hours you have selected. The changes could range from something as small as a new image you added, to something huge like an entire website and theme overhaul.

This is a massive new development from UpdraftPlus that will help to reduce the excessive resources used to perform a full site backup, which will also help users who have low resource servers.

The incremental backup will only include the changes since the last full backup was run and as such will be quick and cheap in terms of the resources used to perform the backup, which can help on low resource servers.

How are UpdraftPlus Incremental Backups different?

Unlike BackupBuddy’s incremental backups (which use proprietary software and locks you into its service), we have made a point of keeping UpdraftPlus Incremental Backups as regular ZIP files, so you always have full control over your backups and website.

By performing incremental backups every hourly schedule for the next month, UpdraftPlus can offer a cheaper and faster service that only includes the changes made since the original or last incremental backup. To ensure your files are properly backed-up and up to date, at the start of the every month UpdraftPlus runs and produces a brand-new full backup of your site and then starts performing the regular incremental backups as requested.


Yet another amazing benefit of Incremental Backups is the ability to check when your last incremental backup was taken by just checking the existing backups list.

Finally, if you should ever need to restore from an incremental backup due to an issue with your site, you will have the freedom to restore up to a certain point (useful if a recent update was the cause of your problems) or even restore the entire site!

Incremental Backups is available with UpdraftPlus Premium – if you need the latest version you can update it here, and be sure leave your comments and feedback below.

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UpdraftPlus 2.15.5 released

We are pleased to announce an updated version of UpdraftPlus 2.15.5 that features new tweaks.

As part of the update, we aim to send clearer messages to users who have downgraded from the unlimited package to a smaller package and are receiving confusing licencing server message, despite their site not being connected for updates.

We recommend the update for all UpdraftPlus Premium users.

  • TWEAK: For Premium users with grand-fathered lifetime updates (i.e. purchased before August 2013), a regression had caused support entitlement expires to no longer be notified
  • TWEAK: For Premium users with who have downgraded from unlimited licenses to another package, a licence expiry message could show when in fact the real situation was that they just needed to specifically allocate a licence to the site. The relevant message has been adjusted to improve this.
  • TWEAK: Track “more files” incremental backup locations
  • TWEAK: Don’t show individual add-ons that have not been bought in the account add-ons page if the user has Premium.
  • TWEAK: Include the raw updates check response information in the internal/advanced dump
  • TWEAK: Added the UpdraftClone video

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UpdraftPlus 1.14.13 Released

We are pleased to launch an updated version of UpdraftPlus 1.14.13 that now features lots of new helpful features, fixes and tweaks. Just some of the new features in the new update include a redesigned Premium page, a new backup / restore tab and multisite tweaks for UpdraftCentral’s plugin and theme module handlers. We recommend this update for all.

The full change-log for this release are as follows:

  • FEATURE: WP-CLI – add a ‘get_latest_full_backup’ command
  • FIX: An issue when deleting multiple backups could result in a backup set not found error
  • FIX: Polling during a backup when called from outside UpdraftPlus
  • FIX: Plugin activation check was running at the wrong point in the restore process
  • FIX: The WP-CLI “restore” command returned an unnecessary error if the incremental shim was not present
  • TWEAK: Multisite tweaks for UpdraftCentral’s plugin and theme module handlers
  • TWEAK: Prevent potential PHP notice on page load when no backup storage is selected
  • TWEAK: Add scoping to some CSS rules that were too general
  • TWEAK: A new “Backup / Restore” tab, which consists of backup status and existing backup with rid the “Current Status” tab and the “Existing Backups” tab
  • TWEAK: Remove the possibility of a false-positive warning of a migration-rather-than-restoration if the WordPress home_url setting has legitimate oddities
  • TWEAK: Improve UI of more database delete button (Premium)
  • TWEAK: Removed Gold column and redesigned Premium page
  • TWEAK: Improve UC factoring and introduce a UPDRAFTCENTRAL_COMMAND constant to allow context detection
  • TWEAK: Tweaked downwards the minimum time in the future for rescheduling a resumption
  • TWEAK: Deal with a possible issue in automatic collation selection in restoration when all character sets are supported and a collation is not supported
  • TWEAK: Replace absolute URLs in place of relative URLs in anchor links

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