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Does Backupbuddy Perform Incremental Backups?


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#1 Guest_Faison_*

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Posted 21 July 2014 - 12:12 PM

Hi there,

Does anyone know if BackupBuddy does incremental backups for files and/or database? I can't find any information online on this and would greatly appreciate the help.


#2 Jeremy Trask

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Posted 21 July 2014 - 03:05 PM

Hi Faison

Thanks for your interest in BackupBuddy.

BackupBuddy does not do incremental backups - each full (files + database) or database-only or files-only backup is complete and self-contained to the extent that you want it to be by virtue of whatever file/directory/table exclusions you may choose to make.

BackupBuddy also provides Backup Profiles through which you can define a number of different profiles where you can define the type of "base" backup (Full, Database Only or Files only) and within the profile define profile specific exclusions.

So, for example, you may have one "main"  Full backup that includes the "guts" of the site that you would need to get the site back up and running on a restore or migration and then additional backups from defined profiles that might contain stuff (files generally) that changes less frequently (if at all). That way your main backup is smaller and faster. Following this type of approach you always have a backup that you can use for a restore/migrate with just that one single backup file and the restore/migration tool and you don't need to be "assembling" a number of incremental backups just to get the site up and running again, you just use the additional backups to add the additional stuff (such as previous years media uploads for example) once the site is back up and functioning.

Please let us know if you have any further questions or clarifications required, thanks.


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