October 8, 2020

How to Save a WordPress Backup to Dropbox ( Fast and Easy )

Your Guide to Saving a WordPress Backup to Dropbox.

Do you have a WordPress website? If so, it is essential to create a backup just to be safe. This is important because you never know what could go wrong and having a backup keeps the latest version of your content and any other elements. The good news is that a backup doesn’t take long at all and you can automate the process so that you have a daily backup. Let’s take a look at how you can schedule a daily WordPress backup to your Dropbox account.

Why should I save a backup to Dropbox?

There are many reasons why you need to save regular backups of your WordPress site but the main reason is that it is vital to have an updated version of your content on hand. Just imagine how difficult it would be to restore outdated settings, themes, content, plugins and more should something go wrong! Of course, your site host may already provide a backup but if their server becomes compromised, this could be a major problem and you could lose a lot of content. It is therefore the smartest thing to do to save your latest WordPress content to Dropbox, which is independent of your server.

Automating your WordPress Backup to Dropbox.

In this guide, we will teach you how to automate the process of backing up your WordPress site to DropBox so you don’t even have to think about it. It is really easy and there are only 3 basic steps.

Step 1: Select a WordPress Plugin for your Backup.

The best and simplest way to automate your backups is to use a plugin. Results of "backup" search: We recommend using UpdraftPlus as a plugin as it enables you to create a backup with only a few clicks.

Step 2: Connect your Plugin to Dropbox.

Once you have installed your plugin, you should now configure it so that it pairs with your Dropbox account. To do this, navigate to Settings > UpdraftPlus Backups (which is in the dashboard), and then select the Settings tab. You will then have a range of options: By selecting Dropbox, further down your UpdraftPlus will want to know which files should be included in the backup. As a default setting, UpdraftPlus backs up all your WordPress files but you can change this by going in to the settings. You will then be asked to confirm your Dropbox account and, once done, you can log into your Dropbox account. The next step will be to authorise your plugin to save your files, after which Dropbox will take you back to WordPress.

Step 3: Automating your Backup.

You can now create your full and automated backup process. All you need to do is go to Settings > UpdraftPlus Backups > Backup/Restore and then click on your Backup Now icon. When the backup has been completed, you will see a copy of all your files under Existing Backups. The Dropbox icon will also tell you that the backup has been completed successfully. You might be concerned about running out of space on Dropbox but you can easily cap the number of copies you have in UpdraftPlus. Finally, remember to save any changes and you are good to go!  

In conclusion:

It is right choice to make WordPress backups to Dropbox to ensure your site. Luckily, you can do it by yourself using UpdraftPlus plugin. In this post we described how to make a backup for WordPress site to Dropbox: 1. Choose a WordPress plugin that makes backup. 2. Connect existing backup plugin with Dropbox. 3. Automate the backup process. In case you need help in securing your website from professionals, you can choose one of our WordPress Care Plans. Our CodaStudio team take care of everything on your website from backup to custom functionality. Share this post:

About the author

Ivan is a CodaStudio lead wordpress developer. He also manages a web design company at Elivan Studio. He likes to sneak in a few games of World of Tanks, and is a huge Harry Potter movie fan.

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