In celebration of BackupBuddy’s successful year of backing up WordPress sites (over 16,000 to date!) we’ve been hard at work in once again setting the bar higher for WordPress backup solutions with BackupBuddy version 2.0. With well over 75 new features and enhancements this version is sure to further improve and strengthen the power that BackupBuddy puts in your hands. When can you get it? We’re aiming around late March.
While there are too many features to list one-by-one (and some just too secret to release right now), the list below helps give an idea of some of the many improvements coming. A great deal of focus has been put on improving reliability and usability with this major release as well.
This list is by no means comprehensive and leaves out some Top Secret features to be unveiled in the near future. We are saving the best for last — stay tuned for those.
- Enhanced built-in help with popup in-page video tutorials throughout
- More remote storage methods: Rackspace Cloud Storage, Dropbox.com, & Amazon S3
- High security mode backups (database & admin password stripped for security or making ready-to-deploy packaged sites — developers: sell pre-packaged ready-to-go configured sites!)
- Background manual backups (start a backup, close your browser, and walk away)
- Configure remote backup destination & notifications per schedule (developers: use this to set up scheduled backups of your clients’ sites to your servers & get notified, even if the customer adds their own schedules!)
- Server Information section: server diagnosis, basic security checks, server benchmarking (how slow is your server?), graphical space usage charting (easily see where your space is being used up on your server), CRON viewer, and much more
- Backup on creating or editing a post or page (never forget to backup again!)
- Detailed database table inclusion/exclusion options (make sure everything you want is backed up and nothing more)
- Directly pull backups to destination server via importbuddy (streamline migrations/restorations without having to download and re-upload files over your connection)
- Better support for larger sites (especially those with large databases)
- Improved compatibility with slower servers
- Improved feedback during backup & restore processes
- Better error handling & recovery in case something goes wrong
- Improved backup integrity checking performance (be confident in your backups)
- Streamlined and simplified backup & restore process (easier to use but just as powerful)
Much much more…