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* '''New to BackupBuddy?''' Check out the [[BackupBuddy:_Getting_Started|Getting Started]] page.
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* '''Problems?''' Check out the [[BackupBuddy:_Frequent_Support_Issues|Frequently Seen Support Issues]] page.
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* '''Need hosting?''' ''Hostgator Coupons'' are available to BackupBuddy customers [http://ithemes.com/forum/index.php?/topic/14012-hostgator-coupons-for-our-community/ here].
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== Getting Started with BackupBuddy ==
* '''[http://ithemes.com/codex/page/BackupBuddy_Multisite BackupBuddy Multisite Codex]'''
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* [[BackupBuddy:_Introduction|Introduction]]
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* [[BackupBuddy:_Features|Features]]
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* [[BackupBuddy_Specifications:_Server_Configuration_and_Minimum_Requirements|Specifications: Server Configuration & Minimum Requirements]]
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* [[BackupBuddy:_Host_Compatibility|Host Compatibility]]
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*[[BackupBuddy:_Downloading|Downloading]]
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* [[BackupBuddy:_Installation|Installation]]
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* [[BackupBuddy:_Quick_Setup|Quick Setup]]
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* [[BackupBuddy:_Licensing|Licensing]]
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* [[BackupBuddy:_Updating|Updating]]
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* [[BackupBuddy:_Local_Development|Local Development]]
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=Tutorials=
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===Training Videos===
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==Resources==
For video training including walkthroughs & tutorials please see http://ithemes.com/backupbuddy-training/
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* [[BackupBuddy:_Tutorial_Videos|Tutorial & Walkthrough Videos]]
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* [http://ithemes.com/support Support Forum]
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* [[:BackupBuddy:_Release_Notes|Release Notes]]
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* [http://ithemes.com/purchase/backupbuddy/ BackupBuddy Sales Page]
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* [http://ithemes.com/blog/ iThemes Blog]
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* [http://ithemes.com/publishing WordPress eBooks]
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* [http://training.ithemes.com WebDesign.com]
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*From the WordPress Codex: [http://codex.wordpress.org/Database_Description Understanding Databases]
  
===Installing BackupBuddy===
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* [[BackupBuddy:_Archived|Archived BackupBuddy Codex]]
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Check out the [[Installing BackupBuddy]] section to see how BackupBuddy can be uploaded and activated on Single sites or Multisite networks or Multisite sites.
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===Getting Started===
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== Settings  ==
Check out the [[BackupBuddy:_Getting_Started|Getting Started]] page to backup your Single sites or Multisite networks.
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*[[BackupBuddy_Settings:_Introduction|Introduction]]
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*[[BackupBuddy:_General_Settings|General Settings]]
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**[[BackupBuddy_Settings:_General|General]]
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**[[BackupBuddy_Settings:_Email_Notifications|Email Notifications]]
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**[[BackupBuddy_Settings:_Local_Archive_Storage_Limits|Local Archive Storage Limits]]
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**[[BackupBuddy_Settings:_Database_Defaults|Database Defaults]]
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**[[BackupBuddy_Settings:_File_and_Directory_Defaults|File and Directory Defaults]]
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*[[BackupBuddy_Settings:_Backup_Profiles|Backup Profiles]]
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*[[BackupBuddy_Settings:_Advanced_and_Troubleshooting|Advanced & Troubleshooting]]
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**[[BackupBuddy_Settings:_Basic_Operation|Basic Operation]]
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**[[BackupBuddy_Settings:_Database|Database]]
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**[[BackupBuddy_Settings:_Zip|Zip]]
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*[[BackupBuddy:_Import/Export_Plugin_Settings|Import/Export Plugin Settings]]
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===Restore or Migrate===
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== Backup  ==
Learn to [[BackupBuddy:_ImportBuddy|Restore or Migrate]] your Single sites or Multisite networks with the latest importbuddy.php.
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*[[BackupBuddy:_Backup_Introduction|Introduction]]
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**[[BackupBuddy:_Database_Only_Backups|Database Only Backups]]
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**[[BackupBuddy:_Complete_Backups|Complete (Full) Backups]]
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*[[BackupBuddy:_Creating_a_Backup|Creating a Backup]]
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*[[BackupBuddy:_Local_Archive_Files|Local Archive Files]]
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*[[BackupBuddy:_Recent_Backup_Status|Recent Backup Status]]
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**[[BackupBuddy:_Recent_Backup_Status#Backup_Process_Technical_Details|Backup Process Technical Details]]
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===Settings Explained===
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== Restore / Migrate  ==
Get in depth information about the various [[BackupBuddy:_Settings|Settings]].
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*[[BackupBuddy_Restore/Migrate:_Introduction|Introduction]]
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*[[BackupBuddy:_ImportBuddy|ImportBuddy]]
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*[[BackupBuddy:_Migrations|Migrations]]
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**[[BackupBuddy:_Manual_Migration|Manual Migration]]
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**[[BackupBuddy:_Magic_Migration|Magic Migration]]
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*[[BackupBuddy:_Restore|Restore]]
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**[[BackupBuddy:_View_and_Restore_Individual_Files|Individual File View & Restore]]
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===Developing Locally===
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== Remote Destinations  ==
See the [[BackupBuddy:_Local_Development|Develop Sites Locally]] page for developing WordPress sites locally on your own computer using something like XAMPP or MAMP.  You can then migrate them to your web host.
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*[[BackupBuddy_Remote_Destinations:_Introduction|Introduction]]
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*[[BackupBuddy_Stash|BackupBuddy Stash]]
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*[[BackupBuddy_Remote_Destinations:_Amazon_S3|Amazon S3]]
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*[[BackupBuddy_Remote_Destinations:_Dropbox|Dropbox]]
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*[[BackupBuddy_Remote_Destinations:_Email|Email]]
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*[[BackupBuddy_Remote_Destinations:_FTP|FTP]]
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*[[BackupBuddy_Remote_Destinations:_Local_Directory|Local Directory]]
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*[[BackupBuddy_Remote_Destinations:_Rackspace|Rackspace]]
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*[[BackupBuddy_Remote_Destinations:_Recent_Transfers_Status|Recent Transfer Status]]
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=Specifications=
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Server configuration is a very complex topic and varies wildly between hosts, server operating systems, and even the personal preference of the server administrator. Below are the bare minimum requirements for the plugin along with the recommended setup to get the most out of this plugin. You may use [[ServerBuddy]] to help you determine how your server compares to our minimum requirements & recommendations.
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===Server Recommendations (full functionality)===
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== Server Information  ==
* PHP 5.2+
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*[[BackupBuddy_Server_Information:_Introduction|Introduction]]
** [http://wordpress.org/news/2010/07/eol-for-php4-and-mysql4/ WordPress v3.2+ requires PHP 5.2+]
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*[[BackupBuddy_Server_Information:_Server|Server]]
* mySQL 5.x+
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**[[BackupBuddy_Server_Information:_Server_Configuration|Server Configuration]]
** [http://wordpress.org/news/2010/07/eol-for-php4-and-mysql4/ WordPress v3.2+ requires mySQL 5.0.15+]
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**[[BackupBuddy_Server_Information:_Relative_Path|Relative Path]]
** For best results, use MySQL 5.1+
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**[[BackupBuddy_Server_Information:_URLs_and_Paths|URLs and Paths]]
* WordPress 3.3+
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*[[BackupBuddy_Server_Information:_Database|Database]]
* Write permissions to /wp-content/uploads/ for the user running BackupBuddy.
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**[[BackupBuddy_Server_Information:_Database#Database_Table|Database Table]]
** Backups will be stored in /wp-content/uploads/backupbuddy_backups/
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*[[BackupBuddy_Server_Information:_Files|Files]]
** Temporary files will be stored in /wp-content/uploads/backupbuddy_temp/xxxxxxx/ (temporarily generated at each backup)
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**[[BackupBuddy_Server_Information:_Site_Size_Map|Site Size Map]]
* Free disk space equal to or greater than the entire size of your site once compressed.
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***[[BackupBuddy_Server_Information:_Site_Size_Map#Directory_Size_Map|Directory Size Map]]
** SuPHP or environment so that file operations/zip run as user to prevent permissions issues.
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***[[BackupBuddy_Server_Information:_Site_Size_Map#Directory_Size_Listing|Directory Size Listing]]
** PHP exec() function enabled
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*[[BackupBuddy_Server_Information:_Tools|Tools]]
** PHP ZipArchive class installed
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**[[BackupBuddy_Server_Information:_WordPress_Scheduled_Actions_(CRON)|WordPress Scheduled Actions (CRON)]]
* Linux (Apache):
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**[[BackupBuddy_Server_Information:_Advanced:_Database_Mass_Text_Replacement|Advanced: Database Mass Text Replacement]]
** Command-line zip installed and accessible via exec().
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* Windows (only supported for local development via Apache; IIS is not officially supported):
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** Windows zip executable (available [http://pluginbuddy.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/05/backupbuddy_windows_unzip.zip here])
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*** You must have the ability to configure your server to allow execution of this zip.exe file for it to function.
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*** File permissions must also be set to allow access and execution of the zip executable.
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* wp-config.php file must be in WordPress installation directory OR (starting with BackupBuddy v3.0) in the parent directory.
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===Minimum Server Requirements (reduced functionality)===
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'' NOTE: Some features of BackupBuddy will be unavailable or limited if running on minimum requirements without recommendations. Large sites may not be able to be backed up with these minimum features.'''
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* PHP 5.2+
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** [http://wordpress.org/news/2010/07/eol-for-php4-and-mysql4/ WordPress v3.2+ requires PHP 5.2+]
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* mySQL 5.x+
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** [http://wordpress.org/news/2010/07/eol-for-php4-and-mysql4/ WordPress v3.2+ requires mySQL 5.0.15+]
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* WordPress 3.2+
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** We are trying to maintain bare minimum backup functionality for legacy versions as far back as WordPress v2.6 (though it's not pretty nor guaranteed to work perfectly at this time; we recommend only performing backups & direct restores for older versions and use it for safety while upgrading to the latest WordPress).
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* Write permissions to /wp-content/uploads/ for the user running BackupBuddy.
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* BackupBuddy requires the uploads directory to be in the standard WordPress location.
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** Backups will be stored in /wp-content/uploads/backupbuddy_backups/
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** Temporary files will be stored in /wp-content/uploads/backupbuddy_temp/xxxxxxx/ (temporarily generated at each backup)
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* Free disk space equal to or greater than the entire size of your site once compressed.
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* wp-config.php file must be in WordPress installation directory OR (starting with BackupBuddy v3.0) in the parent directory.
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===Host Compatibility===
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== Scheduling  ==
Compare various [[BackupBuddy:_Hosts|Hosts & Hosting Environments]] to see how your host/potential host compares.
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*[[BackupBuddy:_Scheduling|Introduction]]
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*[[BackupBuddy:_Add_New_Schedule|Add New Schedule]]
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*[[BackupBuddy:_Recommended_Backup_Schedules|Recommended Backup Schedules]]
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*[[BackupBuddy:_Scheduling_Advanced_Note:_CRON|Advanced Note: Cron]]
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===Misc. Information===
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== Malware Scan  ==
Find out some [[BackupBuddy:_Misc_Information|Miscellaneous Information]] about BackupBuddy.
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*[[BackupBuddy:_Malware_Scan|Introduction]]
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=Troubleshooting=
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===Frequently Seen Support Issues===
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== BackupBuddy Stash  ==
''Problems?'' We have compiled a list of issues and solutions to many problems that we have seen encountered before. [[BackupBuddy:_Frequent_Support_Issues|Frequently Seen Support Issues]] to attempt to narrow down your problem and find a solution.
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*[[BackupBuddy_Stash:_Introduction|Introduction]]
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*[[BackupBuddy_Stash:_Stashboard|Using the Stashboard]]
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*[[BackupBuddy_Stash:_Migrate/Restore|Migrating/Restoring with Stash]]
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===BackupBuddy: Error Codes===
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Receive an error code? Check out the [[BackupBuddy:_Error_Codes|Error Codes]] page for explanations.
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==Troubleshooting==
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*[[BackupBuddy:_Frequent_Support_Issues|Frequently-Seen Support Issues]]
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*[[BackupBuddy_Troubleshooting:_Common_Mistakes|Common Mistakes]]
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*[[BackupBuddy:_Error_Codes|Error Codes]]
  
===Manual Migration===
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Import fails on file extraction? Learn how to perform a [[BackupBuddy:_Manual_Migration|Manual Migration]] ... it's easier than you'd think!
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=Additional Resources=
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==Multisite - EXPERIMENTAL Feature ==
 
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*[[BackupBuddy_Multisite:_Introduction|Introduction]]
'''Tools'''
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*[[BackupBuddy_Multisite:_Features_and_Limitations|Features and Limitations]]
 
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* [http://ithemes.com/codex/page/File:Zip_test.zip Manually test command line zip functionality]
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=Multisite=
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BackupBuddy supports the following Multisite functionality:
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* Export a Multisite subsite to standalone
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* Import an exported Multisite subsite into an existing Network
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* Import a standalone WordPress site into an existing Network
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* Backup entire Network (backup/restore only; no migration to new URL)
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* Restore entire Network WITHOUT URL migration for subsites within if migrating to a new URL (URL changes have limitations. Please see Multisite page for details)
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[http://ithemes.com/codex/page/BackupBuddy_Multisite Check out the BackupBuddy Multisite Codex] and [http://pluginbuddy.com/purchase/backupbuddy/ Get BackupBuddy Multisite Beta Today!]
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BETA indicates that Multisite functionality has known issues and is not reccomended for production use except at your own risk.  We do NOT guarantee its functionality or provide guaranteed support for beta products.
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'''Links'''
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# [http://pluginbuddy.com/purchase/backupbuddy/ Purchase BackupBuddy]
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# [http://ithemes.com/codex/page/BackupBuddy_Multisite BackupBuddy Multisite Codex]
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# [http://pluginbuddy.com/backupbuddy-multisite-migration-expanded-features-in-beta-coming-soon/ BackupBuddy beta Multisite support announcement]
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# [http://pluginbuddy.com/5-reasons-to-love-backupbuddy-with-new-wordpress-multisite-support/ BackupBuddy beta Multisite key points everyone is raving about!]  
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# [http://pluginbuddy.com/tutorials/ PluginBuddy Tutorials]
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# [http://pluginbuddy.com/ PluginBuddy.com]
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# [http://pluginbuddy.com/support/ Support Forums]
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