When it comes to using BackupBuddy as your trusted WordPress backup plugin, you have options as to where you store your WordPress backup files for safe-keeping. As we covered in the Complete Guide to Remote Destinations for WordPress Backups, choosing a secure-off-site location for storing your backup files is always a good idea.
Our favorite option for the place to store your backups is BackupBuddy Stash, the remote destination we built to work seamlessly with the BackupBuddy plugin. BackupBuddy Stash is so easy to setup and use, and offers a few other time-saving features you will love.
In this post, we cover 10 reasons why you should use BackupBuddy Stash as your remote storage destination for your BackupBuddy backups.
1. 1GB+ of free storage space!
We think it’s so important to have off-site backups of your site that we have preloaded all BackupBuddy customers with 1GB of free BackupBuddy Stash storage space. (Some BackupBuddy plans get even more free space!) So you’ll want to make sure you’re taking advantage of this free perk of your BackupBuddy plugin subscription. It’s free, why not?
2. Easy setup & configuration
Other remote destinations have some complicated settings and setup before you can begin using it to store your backup files. With BackupBuddy Stash, the setup is as easy as logging in to your iThemes customer account (the same account you used to purchase BackupBuddy).
All you need is your iThemes username and password. That’s it. You can start sending backups to your BackupBuddy Stash today!
3. Designed to be used with BackupBuddy
BackupBuddy Stash is THE remote destination that was designed to work with BackupBuddy. By using BackupBuddy Stash, you get to take advantage of several features that are built for making managing and storing your backups easier.
4. Backups are encrypted
Get the added security of off-site backups without having to deal with the complexity of S3 or Dropbox. BackupBuddy Stash makes backup storage easier for you by letting us deal with the complicated (but important) parts of the process – like encryption and redundant backups. We use the same level of encryption that the US government authorizes for top-secret government documents.
5. Real-time, cloud-based backups directly to your BackupBuddy Stash Storage
Stash Live is BackupBuddy’s real-time WordPress backup feature. Stash Live continuously watches for changes to posts, pages, media, plugins & themes, and then immediately pushes them up for safe storage. Stash Live then periodically takes a “snapshot” of your site in time, which is a recording of your site at that very moment. Your Backups are stored as downloadable zip files in your BackupBuddy Stash. Again, no complicated setup is needed!
6. Manage all your backup files for all your websites in one place
BackupBuddy Stash allows you to easily manage your backup files according to their corresponding website. BackupBuddy Stash files are managed from our iThemes Sync dashboard, giving you an even more robust site management dashboard. From here, you can browse your backups, view files and see how much space you’ve used.
7. Restore Stash backups from your WordPress dashboard
BackupBuddy’s ability to restore plugins, themes, wordPress version and individual files can happen directly from your WordPress dashboard. Files stored to your BackupBuddy Stash will automatically load so you can easily choose which backup to restore.
8. iThemes Sync integration
BackupBuddy Stash taps into BackupBuddy’s integration with iThemes Sync. In fact, there are 12 BackupBuddy tasks you can perform from iThemes Sync, including:
- Run a Backup
- Download Your Latest Backup File
- Download ImportBuddy
- Add New Backup Schedules
- See Number of Edits Since Last Backup
- Update BackupBuddy On All Your Sites At Once
- Manage Your BackupBuddy Stash For Multiple Sites
- View, Download & Delete Backup Files in BackupBuddy Stash
- See Your BackupBuddy Stash Storage Used
- Install BackupBuddy On Multiple Sites At Once
- Manage BackupBuddy Licenses for All Your Sites
- Create Backup Reports
9. Easy restores through ImportBuddy
ImportBuddy, BackupBuddy’s manual restore and migration script, automatically pulls in BackupBuddy Stash backup files so you don’t have to manually upload a backup zip file. If you’re in a hurry to restore a backup, this is a huge-time saver! No waiting on a backup zip file to upload to your server.
10. Upgrading your free Stash storage plan is easy
If you need additional BackupBuddy Stash storage space, you can upgrade through the iThemes cart to add more space. After your purchase, you’ll see more space added for all your backups!
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BackupBuddy, our WordPress backup plugin, can backup, restore and migrate your WordPress website to a new host or domain. Then store your backups safely off-site with BackupBuddy Stash, our secure, remote backup storage destination (you get 1GB free with your BackupBuddy subscription!)
Kristen has been writing tutorials to help WordPress users since 2011. You can usually find her working on new articles for the iThemes blog or developing resources for #WPprosper. Outside of work, Kristen enjoys journaling (she’s written two books!), hiking and camping, cooking, and daily adventures with her family, hoping to live a more present life.