How to restore a ‘BackupWordPress’ backup using UpdraftPlus Premium

With 2 million+ active installs, UpdraftPlus is one of the most popular and trusted WordPress backup plugins currently on the market. The popularity of the plugin is due to its simplicity and wide variety of features, including the ability to restore backups created by other backup plugins, such as BackupWordPress.

However, unlike UpdraftPlus, BackupWordPress does not give the user an automatic restore option. This mean BackupWordPress users are forced to restore their sites manually by uploading all your files and folders via FTP and importing the database using phpMyAdmin. This task can be painstakingly dull and complicated, even for someone with developer experience.

Restoring your backup using UpdraftPlus Premium

Fortunately, there is a great solution to help users restore their BackupWordPress backups using UpdraftPlus Premium. Please be aware that you can use the UpdraftPlus free version do a basic restore but if you want to restore from a BackupWordpress backup, this feature is only available with the UpdraftPlus Premium plugin.

Note: The Premium version of UpdraftPlus has many other useful features, which you can read about here.

Once you have installed and activated the UpdraftPlus Premium plugin, it is a relatively straightforward process to use one of the two methods to add and run your BackupWordPress backups to UpdraftPlus.

Method 1

  • The first step is to find the backup files. BackupWordPress plugin creates a directory with prefix backupwordpress- inside the wp-content directory.
  • All the backups made by the BackupWordPress plugin are saved inside this directory. Our example is shown below:
  • Copy your backup zip files from the above directory and paste it inside the wp-content/updraft folder.
  • Next, go to the settings page of UpdraftPlus. Click on the ‘Rescan local folder’ for new backup sets’ link. This will rescan the wp-content/updraft directory and add new backups within ‘Existing Backups’.
  • If everything worked, your new backup files will now be visible in the list. You can now restore your backups and also use the other useful features provided by the UpdraftPlus Premium plugin. You can also upload this backup to remote storage if required.

Method 2

This method is almost the same the first, but instead of copy/pasting your backup files, you can upload your BackupWordPress backup file to the ‘Existing Backups’ list.

  • On the UpdraftPlus settings page, click ‘Upload backup file’.
  • Next, choose the locally stored backup file.
  • After the upload process is complete, your backup will be present in the ‘Existing Backups’ list.
  • Once the backup is present in the UpdraftPlus list, you can select it and click the restore button. In just a few minutes you should have restored your files and database.

That’s it for this tutorial! We hope this explains everything you needed to know on how to add and restore a BackupWordPress backup using UpdraftPlus Premium.

If you have any questions, please let us know in the comments below.

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UpdraftPlus 1.16.5 now released

We are pleased to announce that UpdraftPlus 1.16.5 (free version) has been released. The changes in this new release cover a number of new features, fixes and tweaks. We recommend the update for all UpdraftPlus users.

The full change-log is as follows;

  • FEATURE: If a restoration is interrupted (e.g. PHP timeout), then the “Continue” feature can now resume not just at the most recent zip file, but within the zip file at the point it had reached (https://updraftplus.com/auto-resuming-interrupted-restores-part-2/)
  • FEATURE: Added command in WP-CLI which gives a list of incremental backups restore points
  • FIX: Regression: When a Dropbox upload failed to complete, UpdraftPlus would log this but fail to retry
  • FIX: Again update phpseclib to the latest version which should now fix the ‘SSH2 Server Host Key Algorithm Mismatch’ on all installs
  • TWEAK: Correct a wrong variable reference in an error message
  • TWEAK: Only add the JavaScript for the incremental schedule selection on the UD settings page
  • TWEAK: Replace incidental use of ipinfo.io now that it requires a paid API key
  • TWEAK: The print_delete_old_dirs_form method should have been public to allow painting if the user clicked through the previous message

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What are the benefits of renewing your UpdraftPlus Premium license in 2019? Check out all the reasons why!

What are the benefits of renewing your UpdraftPlus Premium license in 2019? Check out all the reasons why!

We hope everyone has had an amazing 2018! Around this time of year, we like to take a moment and thank everyone who has been part of the UpdraftPlus journey over the last 12 months. We also like to evaluate everything we have achieved and answer the all important question of “why should you renew your UpdraftPlus Premium license in 2019?”

While we could go on all day listing the numerous benefits and advantages of having an UpdraftPlus Premium licence, we believe that there are three main benefits of renewing:

  1. Premium support: There’s our team available 18 hours a day to help you personally with any technical problems.
  2. New installs: Allows you to install UpdraftPlus Premium on new websites sites
  3. New features and other improvements: A current licence allows you to update to new versions, gaining new features and staying compatible with future releases of WordPress.

Some of the improvement we’ve added in 2018 include 27 new features, 37 fixes and 145 tweaks to make UpdraftPlus run smoother, easier, faster and more flexible.

Plus in the next new days we’re adding a beta version of our most important ever new features: incremental backups. This will mean when you backup, only changes to files and images will be backed up. This will make backups of all sites much faster and less impact on the server performance.

We are confident that UpdraftPlus Premium is the best WordPress backup plugin available and look forward to the new year to make UpdraftPlus even better for our loyal customers!

If you’ve enjoyed UpdraftPlus in the past year, please help our team us improve further by leaving a 5* review on WordPress.org here.  

Happy New-Year! 🙂

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You’ve made our Christmas! UpdraftPlus passes 2 million active installs

A huge thank you to all our users – you’ve given us reason to be jolly by helping us reach 2 million active installs this morning!

We’re thrilled at reaching this milestone. All across the globe, 2,000,000 WordPress sites are now trusting UpdraftPlus for backups.

Perhaps we’re biased, but we can hardly blame them. We work hard to ensure that UpdraftPlus is not only far-reaching in its functionality, but also simple to use. All the time, we’re improving and developing it, to give you the best possible user experience; quality is everything.

We’ve come a long way in a short time, growing at nearly 3000 new websites using us every day this year:

• In July 2015, UpdraftPlus reached half a million active installs and was rated #28 of the most-installed plugins.
• Last January, it attained the million active-user milestone, with its rating increasing to #22.
• Less than a year later, we have doubled our userbase, with our rating climbing up to #16. Exclude plugins not owned or promoted as feature plugins by Automattic, and we’re #11.
• This all means you’ve made us the 6th most installed 5* rated plugin in the world.

Obviously, we only have you to thank for this achievement. We’re extremely grateful to you for choosing UpdraftPlus.

Thank you so much!

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UpdraftPlus 1.16.0 released

We are pleased to announce an updated version of UpdraftPlus 1.16.0 with newly added features, fixes and tweaks.

We recommend the update for all UpdraftPlus Free and Premium users.

  • FEATURE: Added the ability for Premium users to create and restore Incremental Backups
  • FIX: Work around an issue with ‘SSH2 Server Host Key Algorithm Mismatch’ occurring with the current phpseclib release by temporarily reverting to an earlier one
  • TWEAK: Improve performance by aggregating separate SQL SELECT queries (previously one for each backup) when loading the settings page
  • TWEAK: internal backup extradata parameter to prevent unwanted PHP notices
  • TWEAK: Fork a method UpdraftPlus_Filesystem_Functions::unzip_file() to allow for future enhancements
  • TWEAK: Periodic purging of obsolete job data that didn’t get cleaned when expected was not happening on multisite
  • TWEAK: Improve logging when the initial call to jobdata_set_multi fails
  • TWEAK: Any stored backup/restore progress log files will now be deleted after 40 days. (Since they are attached to email reports, you can keep and retrieve them from those if needed). Over-ride this with the filter updraftplus_log_delete_age if desired

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UpdraftPlus preview upcoming revolutionary development for WordPress backups!

By the end of the week, UpdraftPlus will be releasing a new and amazing development that we want to share with you. Due to viruses, hackers and errors, keeping an up to date backup of your website is one of the most important things anyone who has a WordPress site can do. For many years UpdraftPlus has helped backup sites all over the world to ensure that users are always protected. After months of development, we are thrilled to announce the upcoming release of a brand new additional backup feature; Incremental Backups.

How is it different to regular backups?

When using UpdraftPlus Incremental Backups, users will have the ability to schedule an incremental file backup to the hourly schedule of their choice.

This means once UpdraftPlus has taken the initial full backup of your site files including images, media, video, databases, plugins, themes etc., it will subsequently only backup any new changes that have occured over the period of hours you have selected. This could range from something as small as a new blog you have added, to an entire website and theme overhaul. This is a massive new development that will help to reduce the huge resources used to perform full backups, which will also help users who have low resource servers.

That’s not all! The new feature will even let you check when the last incremental backup was and give you the option for a partial or full site restore, taking all the work and worry out of backing up your site.

Incremental Backups will be available with UpdraftPlus Premium by the end of the week.

Visit UpdraftPlus for further updates and information.

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