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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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== Settings  ==
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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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===Installing BackupBuddy===
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== Backup  ==
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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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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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== Restore / Migrate / Deploy  ==
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*[[BackupBuddy_Restore/Migrate:_Introduction|Introduction]]
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*[[BackupBuddy:_Migrations|Migrate or Restore Site]]
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**[[BackupBuddy:_Manual_Migration|Standard Migration / Restore ('''preferred method''')]]
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**[[BackupBuddy:_Magic_Migration|Magic Migration / Restore (for advanced users)]]
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*[[BackupBuddy:_View_and_Restore_Individual_Files|Individual File View & Restore]]
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*[[BackupBuddy:_Deployment|Deployment: Push & Pull between sites]]
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===Getting Started===
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Check out the [[BackupBuddy:_Getting_Started|Getting Started]] page to backup your Single sites or Multisite networks.
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== Remote Destinations  ==
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*[[BackupBuddy_Remote_Destinations:_Introduction|Introduction]]
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*[[BackupBuddy_Remote_Destinations:_Recent_Transfers_Status|View Recently Sent Files & Send Logs]]
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*[[BackupBuddy_Remote_Destinations:_Deployment_key|Show Deployment Key]]
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*[[BackupBuddy_Stash|BackupBuddy Stash]]
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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:_Deployment|BackupBuddy Deployment]]
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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:_Google_Drive|Google Drive]]
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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:_sFTP|sFTP]]
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===Restore or Migrate===
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Learn to [[BackupBuddy:_ImportBuddy|Restore or Migrate]] your Single sites or Multisite networks with the latest importbuddy.php.
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== Server Information  ==
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*[[BackupBuddy_Server_Information:_Introduction|Introduction]]
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*[[BackupBuddy_Server_Information:_Server|Server]]
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**[[BackupBuddy_Server_Information:_Server_Configuration|Server Configuration]]
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**[[BackupBuddy_Server_Information:_Relative_Path|Relative Path]]
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**[[BackupBuddy_Server_Information:_URLs_and_Paths|URLs and Paths]]
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*[[BackupBuddy_Server_Information:_Database|Database]]
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**[[BackupBuddy_Server_Information:_Database#Database_Table|Database Table]]
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*[[BackupBuddy_Server_Information:_Files|Files]]
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**[[BackupBuddy_Server_Information:_Site_Size_Map|Site Size Map]]
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***[[BackupBuddy_Server_Information:_Site_Size_Map#Directory_Size_Map|Directory Size Map]]
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***[[BackupBuddy_Server_Information:_Site_Size_Map#Directory_Size_Listing|Directory Size Listing]]
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*[[BackupBuddy_Server_Information:_Tools|Tools]]
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**[[BackupBuddy_Server_Information:_WordPress_Scheduled_Actions_(CRON)|WordPress Scheduled Actions (CRON)]]
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**[[BackupBuddy_Server_Information:_Advanced:_Database_Mass_Text_Replacement|Advanced: Database Mass Text Replacement]]
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== Scheduling  ==
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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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===Settings Explained===
 
Get in depth information about the various [[BackupBuddy:_Settings|Settings]].
 
  
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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]]
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===Developing Locally===
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Set up your computer to [[BackupBuddy:_Local_Development|Develop Sites Locally]] and then migrate them to your live site.
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==Misc==
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*[[BackupBuddy_Multisite:_Introduction|Multisite]]
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*[[BackupBuddy:_Malware_Scan|Malware Scan Introduction]]
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*[[BackupBuddy:_Enabling_Classic_Mode|How to enable classic mode]]
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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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==Resources==
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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]
  
===Server Recommendations (full functionality)===
 
* PHP 5.2+
 
** [http://wordpress.org/news/2010/07/eol-for-php4-and-mysql4/ WordPress v3.2 currently requires PHP 5.2+]
 
* mySQL 5.x+
 
** [http://wordpress.org/news/2010/07/eol-for-php4-and-mysql4/ WordPress v3.2 currently requires mySQL 5.0.15+]
 
* WordPress 3.1+
 
* Write permissions to /wp-content/uploads/ for the user running BackupBuddy.
 
** Backups will be stored in /wp-content/uploads/backupbuddy_backups/
 
** Temporary files will be stored in /wp-content/uploads/backupbuddy_temp/xxxxxxx/ (temporarily generated at each backup)
 
* Free disk space equal to or greater than the entire size of your site once compressed.
 
** SuPHP or environment so that file operations/zip run as user to prevent permissions issues.
 
** PHP exec() function enabled
 
** PHP ZipArchive class installed
 
* Linux:
 
** Command-line zip installed and accessible via exec().
 
* Windows (only supported for local development via Apache; IIS is not officially supported):
 
** Windows zip executable (available [http://pluginbuddy.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/05/backupbuddy_windows_unzip.zip here])
 
*** You must have the ability to configure your server to allow execution of this zip.exe file for it to function.
 
*** File permissions must also be set to allow access and execution of the zip executable.
 
* wp-config.php file must be in WordPress installation directory OR (starting with v3.0) in the parent directory.
 
  
===Minimum Server Requirements (reduced functionality)===
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* [http://ithemes.com/blog/ iThemes Blog]
'' 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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* [http://ithemes.com/publishing WordPress eBooks]
* PHP 5.2+
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* [http://training.ithemes.com WebDesign.com]
** [http://wordpress.org/news/2010/07/eol-for-php4-and-mysql4/ WordPress v3.2 will require PHP 5.2+]
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*From the WordPress Codex: [http://codex.wordpress.org/Database_Description Understanding Databases]
* mySQL 4.x+
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* [[BackupBuddy:_Archived|Archived BackupBuddy Codex]]  
** [http://wordpress.org/news/2010/07/eol-for-php4-and-mysql4/ WordPress v3.2 will require mySQL 5.0.15+]
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* WordPress 3.0+
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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 v3.0) in the parent directory.
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===Host Compatibility===
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Compare various [[BackupBuddy:_Hosts|Hosts & Hosting Environments]] to see how your host/potential host compares.
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===Misc. Information===
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Find out some [[BackupBuddy:_Misc_Information|Miscellaneous Information]] about BackupBuddy.
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=Troubleshooting=
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===Frequently Seen Support Issues===
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''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: 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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===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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'''Tools'''
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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
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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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