BackupBuddy is much more than a WordPress backup plugin. It's also a must-have tool for WordPress developers. You'll love all the ways BackupBuddy speeds up your development process - saving you hours (and we mean hours) of work.
With BackupBuddy, you can move a WordPress site to another domain or host, directly from your dashboard. Just upload the ImportBuddy file and your backup zip to an empty directory on your server, and it will walk you through the steps to complete the move. BackupBuddy will handle moving the entire site, including themes, plugins, content, styles and widgets.
You can move a site to another server or domain directly from your dashboard. Just create your new database and enter those database credentials during the import process.
BackupBuddy replaces all the URLs for you when you migrate a site to a new domain. BackupBuddy even has a tool for replacing other text in your database.
Many backup plugins just skip over serialized data, because it's complicated to migrate properly. But BackupBuddy handles serialized data (and even serialized data stored inside other serialized data) like a champ.
With BackupBuddy, you can make an exact duplicate copy of a WordPress site to use for development, testing, staging or moving to a new host or domain name. BackupBuddy zips up the entire site into one convenient zip file that you can download or send directly to a remote storage destination.
Your complete BackupBuddy backups are complete copies of your site & zipped up into one convenient zip file that you can download locally.
Send your BackupBuddy backup files safely off-site to remote destinations like Google Drive, Dropbox, BackupBuddy Stash & more.
With the BackupBuddy ImportBuddy Script, you can easily move your site copies to a new host or domain.
BackupBuddy's Deployment feature allows you to easily push or pull a site's database, media files, plugins, and active theme back and forth between sites. This allows you to develop on one site and then push changes to another.
Perfect for developing your site in a different location from the live site.
Use the "BackupBuddy Deployment" Remote Destination to push or pull changes to or from another existing site, in as few as two clicks.
See differences in site server settings, active plugins, theme, versions, and media prior to deploying.
Options to transfer the databse (all tables, some or none), plugins, themes and/or media.
Automatic migration of URLs, paths and other settings just like manual migrations.
Watch the deployment progress just like a normal backup, displaying a continuous status including a detailed advanced status log of the entire process, all in one place.
Ability to undo the database changes with one click if something goes wrong prior to confirming the deployment once you're satisfied.
Automatic chunking of data transferred between servers to support large files or slow servers.
Swaps databases only after the entire database and all files have been transferred to attempt to minimize site downtime to mere seconds (or less!)
Update text throughout your database. Great for updating URLs, strings of text, replacing any mention of your ex's name, etc.
Take a deep look at your server settings and capabilities. Our built-in server tools are super helpful to track down possible hosting problems that could prevent your backups from running.
You don't have to wipe the whole slate clean to just replace your stylesheet from a a backup you made a few weeks ago.
Visualize what takes up the most space on your site. It's really cool to dig through and view your files this way.
Automatically scans and repairs common issues with your database.
View, delete, or manually run WordPress scheduled CRON jobs.
BackupBuddy users get 1GB of free BackupBuddy Stash storage. Send your backups to Stash and don't worry about the complications of other storage locations. You can even migrate a site directly from your Stash backup without manually downloading the file.
iThemes Sync is our new plugin that lets you manage updates for all your WordPress sites from one central location. Sync has some awesome features for BackupBuddy users - like the ability to make backups of any of your sites remotely through iThemes Sync. And iThemes customers can sync up to 10 sites for free!
We try to make backing up and moving a WordPress site as easy as possible. But it can still be a complicated task. The support experts in our forum are here to help you. They understand BackupBuddy and wild server configurations like the back of their hand. If you have questions about how to do something or if you run into any issues, they're ready to help.
“You carry insurance on your car and on your home. Why not get the best insurance available for your web presence in BackupBuddy? Over at Headway Themes we recommend to all of our users to buy BackupBuddy. It simply works.”— Grant Griffiths, Headway Themes
“I set it up last night, was super easy, really great software. Should be required for every serious blogger.”— Leo Babauta, ZenHabits.net
“Within the first month of owning BackupBuddy, we transferred 15 WordPress sites within minutes (and saved hours) and then caught and treated 2 severe malware infestations. Whenever we install a WordPress site, BackupBuddy is the first plugin uploaded.”— Kris
“Every time I do an upgrade to WordPress or the many plugins I don't think twice, because I know that my fully automated BackupBuddy is on duty and doing its thing - saving my bacon!”— Craig McCourt
“Bought @Backup_Buddy almost a year ago on a suggestion... After a near-website-death-experience, I could kiss them on the mouth right now.”— Nicole Delger, Author