When you first install the BackupBuddy plugin, you may be wondering about the default BackupBuddy backup location.
To access your BackupBuddy backup location, you’ll need to log into your cPanel or an FTP client like Filezilla. Through FTP or your File Manager in the cPanel, you’ll go to wp_content > uploads > backupbuddy_backups.
From the default BackupBuddy backup location, you can download the most recent BackupBuddy file and use that to restore your website.
ImportBuddy Download Location
To find the ImportBuddy file, you’ll need to unzip your backup first. Then you’ll go to /wp-content/uploads/backupbuddy_temp/xxxxxx/ where the xxxxxx will be a folder with the serial code name that matches the one in the name of the backup.
The Importance of Using BackupBuddy Remote Destinations
If there’s a default BackupBuddy backup location, why is it important to use BackupBuddy’s remote destinations to store your WordPress backups? That’s a good question with two good answers!
1. If your server goes down, you won’t have access to your backups files.
Storing backup files on your server creates a BIG potential problem. If your server goes down, you won’t be able to access your backup files.
That’s why storing your backup files in a secure, remote off-site location (known as remote destinations) gives you peace of mind knowing that if your website and server go down, you can still restore your website from a backup file.
2. If you store backup files on your server, it can eat up valuable server resources.
If you do choose to stick with storing your backups on your server, you’ll want to make sure you adjust your backup storage settings. In BackupBuddy > Settings, you’ll find a section called Local Archive Storage Limits. From here, you can determine how many backups are stored on your server by age, number and size.
BackupBuddy Remote Destinations for Your WordPress Backups
BackupBuddy supports many remote destinations (or off-site destinations) as storage locations for your WOrdPresss backup files.
Currently, you can set up the following remote destinations in BackupBuddy:
Using BackupBuddy Stash as your offsite storage option gives you the advantage of creating Stash Live backups.
You may manually send backups to these remote destination locations or automatically have them sent with BackupBuddy’s backup Scheduling feature.
Setting Up Remote Destinations
To manage your BackupBUddy Remote Destinations, navigate to the Remote Destinations page located within the BackupBuddy Menu.
From the Remote Destinations tab, select a destination to add from the list. Click + Add New next to the remote destination of your choice.
Once created, you may view the files by selecting a destination. In addition to viewing files, you may copy remote backups to your server and delete files.
Where ever you choose to use for your BackupBuddy backup location, the most important thing is to continue creating those backups!
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