BackupBuddy Settings: General

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The General section of the General Settings tab includes 5 settings:

  • ImportBuddy & RepairBuddy password
  • Local storage directory for backups
  • BackupBuddy access permission
  • Add time in backup file name
  • Enable backup reminders for edits



ImportBuddy & RepairBuddy password

[Example: [email protected]] This is the required password for running the ImportBuddy import/migration script and the RepairBuddy troubleshooting/repair script. This prevents unauthorized access when using this tool.

Note: For security reasons, we recommend using a different password than your WordPress user login.

Local storage directory for backups

This is the Local directory where all backup ZIP files will be saved. This directory must have proper write and read permissions. Upon changing, any backups in the existing directory will be moved to the new directory. Note: This is only where local backups will be stored, not remotely-stored backups. Remote backup storage is configured on the Remote Destinations page.

BackupBuddy access permission

[Default: Administrator] - This setting allows other WordPress user levels to access BackupBuddy. Use extreme caution as users granted access will have FULL access to BackupBuddy and your backups, including remote destinations. This is a potential security hole if used improperly. Use caution when selecting any other WordPress user roles or giving users in such roles access. Note: Not applicable to Multisite installations.

Add time in backup file name

Enable backup reminders for edits

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