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Scheduling remote backups for WordPress

In WordPress, Watchful backups use possible through integrations with a growing list of popular backup plugins including XClonerAll In One WordPress Migration and Akeeba Backup Pro for WordPress

WordPress backups with XCloner

  1. Before proceeding, ensure that you have installed and activated the XCloner plugin in the WordPress admin area (see configuration details).
  2. Log in to your account at Watchful and view your dashboard. Find the WordPress site you want to edit click and click the site name to open the drawer and reveal the Tools and Insights area.
  3. In the Tools area, click the Edit button corresponding to the site you configured above for remote backups. This opens the Site Edit dialog.

    support watchful dashboard edit site button 2017
  4. In the Backup area, select XCloner from the plugin dropdown selector as shown below:

    xcloner backup config

  5. Select the remote storage location if desired (strongly recommended). You may also choose to delete the local copy of the backup once they have been transferred to the remote location.
  6. Configure the Task scheduler for daily, weekly or monthly backups. If you choose a weekly schedule, you can select specific days to backup. 
  7. Specify a backup Time. The best time to backup is typically the time of day your site has the lowest traffic.
  8. Complete the process by selecting the Save & Close button at the bottom of the Site Edit dialog. This returns you to the open drawer for the site.
  9. In the tools section, test the remote backup process by selecting the Start Backup button in the site drawer. 

support watchful dashboard backup site buttons 2017

WordPress backups with All-in-One WP Migration 

  1. Before proceeding, ensure that you have installed and activated the All In One WordPress Migration plugin in the WordPress admin area (see configuration details).
  2. Log in to your account at Watchful and view your dashboard. Find the WordPress site you want to edit click and click the site name to open the drawer and reveal the Tools and Insights area.
  3. In the Tools area, click the Edit button corresponding to the site you configured above for remote backups. This opens the Site Edit dialog.

    support watchful dashboard edit site button 2017
  4. In the Backup area, select All-in-One WP Migration from the plugin dropdown selector as shown below:

    support scheduled backups

  5. Configure the Task schedule for daily, weekly or monthly backups. If you choose a weekly schedule, you can select specific days to backup. 
  6. Specify a backup Time. The best time to backup is typically the time of day your site has the lowest traffic.
  7. Complete the process by selecting the Save & Close button at the bottom of the Site Edit dialog. This returns you to the open drawer for the site.
  8. In the tools section, test the remote backup process by selecting the Start Backup button in the site drawer. 

support watchful dashboard backup site buttons 2017

WordPress backups with Akeeba Backup Pro

  1. Before proceeding, ensure that you have installed and activated Akeeba Backup Pro a support backup plugin in the WordPress admin area (see configuration details).
  2. Log in to your account at Watchful and view your dashboard. Find the WordPress site you want to edit click and click the site name to open the drawer and reveal the Tools and Insights area.
  3. In the Tools area, click the Edit button corresponding to the site you configured above for remote backups. This opens the Site Edit dialog.

    support watchful dashboard edit site button 2017
  4. In the Backup area, select Akeeba Backup Pro from the plugin dropdown selector as shown below:

    akeeba backup config

  5. Enter the Akeeba Backup secret word from when you configured the plugin on your remote site (see details) and click the Save button. After saving, Select the desired Akeeba Backup Pro Profile from the drop-down list.
  6. Configure the Task scheduler for daily, weekly or monthly backups. If you choose a weekly schedule, you can select specific days to backup. 
  7. Specify a backup Time. The best time to backup is typically the time of day your site has the lowest traffic.
  8. Complete the process by selecting the Save & Close button at the bottom of the Site Edit dialog. This returns you to the open drawer for the site.
  9. In the tools section, test the remote backup process by selecting the Start Backup button (shown in blue in the screenshot below) in the site drawer. 

support watchful dashboard backup site buttons 2017