BackupBuddy: Add New Schedule
To create a new scheduled backup, go to BackupBuddy > Scheduling.
Schedule Name & Backup Profile
First you'll want to give your schedule a name and select what type of backup should be run. The name of the schedule can be anything you'd like and is only use for your reference. You can choose to schedule a Database Only or a Complete (Full) Backup.
Backup Interval & Date/Time of Next Run
Next you'll select how often you'd like the scheduled backup to run and when the first backup will run. For your intervals, you can choose Monthly, Twice Monthly, Weekly, Daily, Twice Daily or Hourly. Then select the day and time that you'd like the backup to run. We recommend that you select a time when the traffic on your sight is light.
Remote Backup Destination & Schedule Enabled
Lastly, you'll choose if you'd like this backup sent to a remote destination and enable the schedule to run. You can select from the remote destinations you have already created or create a new one. You can also decide if the local copy of your backup is deleted after it has been successfully sent to the remote destination of your choice.
For the scheduled backup to run, you must check the Enable Schedule to Run box.
Recommendations and Notes
- Schedule at least a monthly Complete Backup
- Schedule at least a weekly Database Only Backup
- Schedule your backups for times when the traffic on your site is light
Due to the way schedules are triggered in WordPress your site must be accessed (frontend or admin area) for scheduled backups to occur. WordPress scheduled events ("crons") may be viewed or run manually for testing from the Server Information page. A free website uptime service can be used to automatically access your site regularly to help trigger scheduled actions ("crons") in cases of low site activity, with the added perk of keeping track of your site uptime.