This document will explain how to create a "Remote Backup" of your WordPress site and store them Remotely using the Softaculous interface. If you do not have WordPress installed under Softaculous please refer to the article Local Import Wordpress to Softaculous.
2) Navigate to the Softaculous Apps Installer panel and select "WordPress".
3) In the upper right corner of the page select the "Wrench" icon to edit your current settings in Softaculous.
4) On the "User Settings" page click on the button which reads "Add Backup Location".
5) File in all the required field's to connect to your remote FTP server and specify the location that your backups will be placed.
6) Once the new remote backup location is created you have the option to make this your default backup location by selecting the radio button next to the new backup location in question and click "Edit Settings" button when complete. In this situation the new remote backup location is called "WordPress Backup".
7) Back on your WordPress dashboard navigate the the bottom of the page and under "Current Installations" select the "Edit Details" icon.
8) Underneath "Installation Details" you may specify:
- For the "Backup Location" set it as your remote backup location which in this case is "WordPress Backup".
- For "Automated backups" you may set the backup frequency any where from Everyday, Once a week, Once a month, custom, or never.
- For "Backup Rotation" you may set it so that our server will hold from 1-10 of your most recent backups before over writing old backups or you may choose to set the backup rotation to unlimited so you may keep all of your backups that the system automates. Note: Backups use disk space on your server so "Unlimited Backups" is not recommended).
9) Back on your WordPress dashboard navigate the the bottom of the page and under "Current Installations" select the "Backup" icon if you wish to manually create a remote backup.
10) On the "Backing Up WordPress" page you may choose to backup up your Directories, Databases, or both along with adding a specific note to said backup. Once finished push the "Backup Installation" button at the bottom of the page.
11) To view your current backups navigate to the upper right of the page and select the "Backups and Restore" icon.
12) While viewing your backups you have a few options available when managing them.
- You may download the backup on your local machine.
- You may restore your current Wordpress install from a backup existing on your server.
- You may delete any backups you no longer need.
13. In the "Restore Option" select what portion of your Worpress you need to restore whether it be restoring the directories, database, or both. Once complete push the "Restore Installation" button.
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