Total Upkeep – WordPress Backup Plugin plus Restore & Migrate by BoldGrid

Description

Total Upkeep is more than just a “backup plugin.” It can help stop website crashes before they even happen.

Website data loss can happen even if you’re doing everything “right,” like keeping your WordPress and plugins updated or having a backup plugin installed. There’s so many things outside of your control that could totally wipe out your website without any warning.

To keep your website safe, you’ll need more than just a “backup plugin.” You need a backup solution that helps prevent catastrophic data loss in the first place, and if the worst occurs, provides you with the tools to easily, quickly and painlessly get your site up and running again.

Total Upkeep is a full 360 solution that keeps your data safe and protects your website from catastrophic data loss. Features include:

  • Automated and manual backups
  • Full file and database backup or customize settings based on your needs
  • Remote backups via FTP / SFTP, Amazon S3 and Google Drive (Premium)
  • Total Upkeep checks to ensure that your web server has the necessary features to properly create backup archives, which protects the integrity of your backups
  • Clone, duplicate and/or migrate your site with just a few clicks
  • Site Check monitors your site for issues that could lead to site crashes, provides a tool set to restore your site even if your WordPress installation is inaccessible
  • Auto rollback feature creates a backup before updates, restores your site to the last backup if an update fails
  • Create staging sites to test new plugins or themes with Total Upkeep + Cloud WordPress

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Supports Both Automated and Manual Backups
Simply select a date and time for automatic backups and Total Upkeep will create a backup archive of your entire WordPress installation and its database. If a full website or database backup isn’t required, you can choose to backup only certain files, folders and database tables.

Remote Backups
Safely store backups remotely via FTP / SFTP. The premium version of Total Upkeep allows you to automatically upload archives to Amazon S3 or Google Drive.

Easy Site Restoration and Website Migration
Download, restore, or delete backups with a single click from the Total Upkeep Dashboard.

Restore Your Website Even If WordPress Is Down
Use our restoration script to restore a backup from outside of WordPress in the event WordPress itself has been corrupted.

Restore Entire Backup Archive or Single Files
Need to restore only one file from a backup? Total Upkeep Premium gives you the option to restore a single file within the backup browser.

Historical Versions
Do you have a file that needs to be restored, but not sure which backup it’s in? The Historical Versions feature allows you to view a list of all of your backups containing that file and provides an easy way to restore the file.

Easily Clone or Migrate Your Websites
Total Upkeep allows you to easily clone a website and migrate it to another WordPress installation with just a few clicks. Install Total Upkeep on both WordPress sites, create a backup archive on the first site, then restore that backup on your second site using a protected link – simply copy and paste the link! It’s the easiest and fastest way to duplicate / clone your website.

Site Check
Site Check monitors your site at specified intervals for errors that could lead to catastrophic data loss. If Site Check detects an error, it will send you an email alert and auto restore your website using your latest backup.

Built-in Diagnostic Tools
Site Check keeps a running historical error log, allowing you to easily diagnose and troubleshoot website issues.

Powerful Website Restoration Functionality
You can configure Site Check’s settings from the Total Upkeep settings page, or via command line. If your site is totally non-functional, you can use the command line to easily restore your website from the last full backup archive.

Auto Rollback
You can set Total Upkeep to automatically backup your site before updates, and automatically rollback your site to the last backup if an update fails. Automatic updates can be set for WordPress core, plugins, and themes individually.

Create Staging Sites with Total Upkeep + Cloud WordPress
Cloud WordPress allows you to create a fully functional free WordPress demo (with or without BoldGrid) in just a few clicks. Use Total Upkeep to clone and migrate your website to a Cloud WordPress installation, where you can test themes, plugins and other website changes without fear of breaking your live site.

Try out the Total Upkeep Plugin on Cloud WordPress to see for yourself!

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  • Easily schedule backups using Cron or WP Cron. Set a time of day, select the days of the week, and Total Upkeep will automate backups for you. You will receive an email after each backup has been completed.
  • Automatically perform a backup before WordPress auto updates itself. This feature hooks into the pre_auto_update action.
  • After a scheduled backup completes, you can have it uploaded automatically to an FTP / SFTP server. Users who upgrade to premium can also store backups on Amazon S3.
  • You can configure which files and folders and include in your backups. "Include" and "Exclude" filters are easy to set up, and you can click the "Preview" button to get a listing of which files and folders will actually be included in your backup.
  • Have tables you don't want to back up? Within the list of database tables, uncheck the tables you want to be excluded from backups, and they won't be included.
  • Take control of how WordPress automatically updates itself. Select whether to auto update for major updates, minor updates, development updates, and/or translation updates.
  • Select which of your plugins to have automatically updated when updates are available.
  • Select which of your themes to have automatically updated when updates are available.
  • Before upgrading WordPress, or any plugins or themes, backup your site. After the upgrade, test your site for any issues. If any issues are found, you can one-click restore your website or wait for the countdown to end and your site will automatically restore itself.
  • For large sites, backups can sometimes take a bit of time to complete. During backups, a progress bar is shown to keep you updated on the backup's status.
  • When backups are completed, or when a backup is restored, Total Upkeep will send you an email.
  • The Backup Archives page will list all of your backups, and show you where each backup is stored (Web Server, FTP/SFTP, etc).
  • When viewing the details of a backup, click the "Upload" button to easily upload the backup archive to one of your remote storage providers, such as an FTP server.
  • To help keep your backups organized, you can add titles and descriptions to each backup.
  • Use the Backup Browser to view what files are contained in each of your backups.
  • You can also use the Backup Browser to see which database tables are included in the backup and compare the # records to your current database.
  • The right sidebar of the Backup Archive Details page shows information about a backup, including who made the backup, what was backed up, how long the backup took, and more.
  • You can configure retention settings (only keep X number of backups) so that disk space used by your Web Server and/or your FTP/SFTP to store backups does not grow out of control.
  • For backups you don't want to be deleted by your retention settings, you can configure them to be saved and not deleted when the retention process deletes the backup.
  • Migrating websites from one host to another only takes a few steps. On the source server, generate a protected link for which a backup can be downloaded. Then, on the destination server, upload a backup using that protected link. All that's left is clicking restore!

Installation

Minimum Requirements

  • PHP 5.4 or higher. PHP 7.4 or higher is recommended.
  • At least one of the following PHP execution functions enabled: “popen”, “proc_open”, “exec”, “shell_exec”, “passthru”, or “system”.
  • A Cron system with the “crontab” utility, or WP Cron.
  • A WP_Filesystem FS_METHOD being “direct”.

Manually

  1. Upload the entire boldgrid-backup folder to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory.
  2. Activate the plugin through the Plugins menu in WordPress.

FAQ

How does Total Upkeep differ from other backup plugins?

Total Upkeep is more than just a “backup plugin.” It’s a full 360 solution with tools and features that helps prevent website crashes from happening in the first place. In addition to all the features you’ve come to expect from a plugin with website backup functionality, Total Upkeep also offers:

  • Site Check monitors your site for issues that could lead to site crashes, provides a toolset to restore your site even if your WordPress installation is inaccessible
  • Auto rollback feature creates a backup before updates, restores your site to the last backup if an update fails
  • Create staging sites to test new plugins or themes with Total Upkeep + Cloud WordPress

What do I get with Total Upkeep Premium?

Total Upkeep Premium gives you extra tools to prevent website crashes, as well as additional troubleshooting and diagnostic tools.

  • Additional remote backup options (Amazon S3, Google Drive)
  • Single file restoration
  • Historical versions
  • Search for recently modified files
  • Save a copy of a file before updating
  • Comprehensive update history

Where can I find support for Total Upkeep?

Have a problem? First, take a look at our Getting Started guide. If that doesn’t answer your question, you can receive support for Total Upkeep at the support forum, the Team Orange User Group, our comprehensive support library, or our official questions portal.

Reviews

February 20, 2024 1 reply
This plugin works and makes maintaining a WP site easier.
January 27, 2024 1 reply
I'm using this plugin since my hosting provider (DreamHost) provides a pro license for free. Features I appreciate: ability to control when a backup is created and which files/db tables are included ability to attach comments/details to a backup and to edit them after it's been created easy access to logs for figuring out what went wrong, and help from the forum
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Contributors & Developers

“Total Upkeep – WordPress Backup Plugin plus Restore & Migrate by BoldGrid” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

Changelog

1.16.0

Release Date: February 26, 2024
* New Feature: Add settings for cron interval for run-jobs.php #584

1.15.10

Release date: February 7, 2024
* Bug Fix: User on composer based sites getting errors #546

1.15.9

  • Bug Fix: Fixed security issue with bgbkup-cli being executable from the web, when it should only be executable via cli.

1.15.8

Release date: January 9, 2024
* Bug Fix: Invalid regex character class in ftp setup #576
* Bug Fix: Rework PDO Connections for Sockets #574

1.15.7

Release date: July 17, 2023

  • Update: Better handling when checking the WordPress installation size.
  • Update: Updated translation POT file.

1.15.6

Release date: March 29th, 2023

  • Update: Added additional logging for backups.
  • Update: Added additional info to rest call regarding compatibility.

1.15.5

Release date: January 26th, 2023

  • Bug fix: Set job status to running when run.

1.15.4

Release date: November 2nd, 2022

  • Update: Fixing tdcron dependency.

1.15.3

Release date: November 1st, 2022

  • Update: Updated dependencies.

1.15.2

Release date: May 27th, 2022

  • Update: Updated dependencies.

1.15.1

Release date: May 18th, 2022

  • Bug fix: Fixed bad rewrite rules on restorations due to cached permalink settings.

1.15.0

Release date: March 15th, 2022

  • New feature: REST API calls for backup and settings management.
  • Bug fix: posix_getpgid availability check.
  • Update: Updated dependencies.

1.14.14

Release date: February 24th, 2022

  • Update: Only show “backup in progress” notices for admins.
  • Security fix: Permissions check added to heartbeat_received for backup progress.

1.14.13

Release date: July 22nd, 2021

  • Update: Added a live log to the in progress bar.
  • Update: Added a “cancel backup” link to the in progress bar.
  • Update: Added “who / what triggered backup” to the in progress bar.
  • Update: The in progress bar can now detect when a backup process has been killed.

1.14.12

Release date: April 13th, 2021

  • Update: Improved output buffering when downloading a backup via ajax.
  • Update: Added a download log.
  • Update: Extra .git directories removed from vendor directory.

1.14.11

Release date: February 16th, 2021

  • Bug fix: Improved check for available execution functions and disabled functions.
  • Bug fix: Fixes js handling file / db backup filters on settings page.
  • Update: Changed “download backup” feature to send chunked.
  • Update: Fixed uasort usage.
  • Update: Added “Dismiss” verbiage to “Please rate us!” notice.

1.14.10

Release date: December 14th, 2020

  • Update: Added transfer log.
  • Security fix: Fixes for restore-info.json file and cli/env-info.php script.

1.14.9

Release date: December 8th, 2020

  • Bug fix: Fixed reset link for backup all tables.
  • Bug fix: Fixed pagination buttons for file exclusion tool.
  • Bug fix: Fixed several html escaping issues.
  • Bug fix: Fixed file exclusion preview filter input.
  • Bug fix: Fixed various jqmigrate warnings.

1.14.8

Release date: November 13th, 2020

  • Update: Rebuild with composer 1.

1.14.7

Release date: November 12th, 2020

  • Update: Prevent easy apache cache files in backups.
  • Bug fix: Fixed nonce errors when downloading remote archives.

1.14.6

Release date: October 13th, 2020

  • Update: Updated dependencies.
  • Update: Added additional logged and filesystem analysis log.
  • Bug fix: Fixed ftp bug.

1.14.5

Release date: September 22nd, 2020

  • Update: Optimized functionality tests.
  • Update: Optimized plugins and themes init in auto updates.

1.14.4

Release date: August 26th, 2020

  • Bug fix: Invalid nonce when one click uploading to remote storage providers.
  • Bug fix: Escaping / translation of “Remote Storage” help text on Archive Details page.
  • Update: Allow auto update notice on updates page to be permanently dismissible.

1.14.3

Release date: August 12th, 2020

  • Update: Updated Auto Update features to utilize the WordPress 5.5+ Auto Update UI.

1.14.2

Release date: July 22nd, 2020

  • Bug fix: Fixed array_key_exists() warnings from auto-updates class.
  • Bug fix: Fixed several invalid nonce errors.
  • Bug fix: Fixed markup escaping in rating prompt.
  • Bug fix: Fixed “backup site now” on archive page.

1.14.1

Release date: July 7th, 2020

  • Bug fix: Auto Update Translation filter causes fatal error with JetPack active [#50]((https://github.com/BoldGrid/boldgrid-backup-premium/issues/50)

1.14.0

Release date: July 7th, 2020

  • New feature: Timely Auto Updates – auto update WordPress, Plugins, and Themes after a set number of days.
  • New feature: SystemZip Compression ratio – Modify System Zip process to address issues with exceeding php memory_limit and add option to set compression ratio.
  • New feature: Added ‘Backup Now’ and ‘Upload Backup’ buttons to each Total Upkeep page.
  • New feature: Added video guides to Premium Features page.
  • Bug fix: Non Backup files should not be uploaded.
  • Bug fix: Ensure user can CREATE VIEWS before restoring views.

1.13.12

Release date: July 6th, 2020

  • Bug fix: Site check emails sent regardless of user preference.

1.13.11

Release date: July 1st, 2020

  • Bug fix: Resolved file name conflict with certain security plugins.

1.13.10

Release date: June 23rd, 2020

  • Update: Updated dependencies.
  • Bug fix: Avoid fatal Boldgrid\Library\Library\Ui\Card on dashboard.

1.13.9

Release date: June 15th, 2020

  • Update: Updated retention logic for pre auto update backups.
  • Bug fix: Fixed “get all cron jobs” call for large crontabs.

1.13.8

Release date: June 9th, 2020

  • Update: Added orphaned file cleanup system.

1.13.7

Release date: June 4rd, 2020

  • Update: Create log file for local retention.

1.13.6

Release date: June 1st, 2020

  • Bug fix: Adjust the charset used when dumping database (derived from WordPress DB_CHARSET).

1.13.5

Release date: May 28th, 2020

  • Update: Create a restore log (like the backup log).
  • Update: Updated dependencies.
  • Bug fix: Avoid fatals on library issues.
  • Bug fix: Be more specific with data-toggle-target attribute.

1.13.4

Release date: May 21st, 2020

  • Update: If backup email fails, debug info written to log file.
  • Update: Definition added to allow for skipping email headers.

1.13.3

Release date: April 2nd, 2020

  • Bug fix: Database backups not working when using port other than 3306 (the Robert bug).

1.13.2

Release date: February 21st, 2020

  • Bug fix: Resolved activation bug during BoldGrid Inspirations deployment.

1.13.1

Release date: February 18th, 2020

  • Update: Added “Find modified files” card to Premium Features page.
  • Update: Allow error messages to be shown for remote storage providers.
  • Update: Updated dependencies.

1.13.0

Release date: February 6th, 2020

  • Update: Added new “Premium Features” dashboard page.
  • Update: Added support for system zip for generating backups.
  • Update: Updated dependencies.

1.12.6

Release date: January 16th, 2020

  • Update: Open logs full screen.
  • Update: Added additional info to the logs.
  • Update: Logs now listen for signals, can log when a script is killed.

1.12.5

Release date: January 14th, 2020

  • Update: Adding logging system.
  • Update: Updated dependencies.

1.12.4

Release date: January 10th, 2020

  • Bug fix: Escape table prefix when getting tables.
  • Bug fix: Include views when dumping the database.

1.12.3

Release date: December 19th, 2019

  • Bug fix: Only show plugin rename notice to active users.
  • Update: Updating link to admin page for entering BoldGrid Connect Key.

1.12.2

Release date: December 13th, 2019

  • Bug fix: Fixed filtering of archive attributes.

1.12.1

Release date: November 26th, 2019

  • Bug fix: Fixed sanitizing of ftp hostnames.

1.12.0

Release date: November 21th, 2019

  • Update: Renamed plugin from “BoldGrid Backup” to “Total Upkeep”.
  • New feature: Added support for database dump file encryption.

1.11.8

Release date: October 11th, 2019

  • Update: Updated dependencies to resolve possible pluggable function wp_rand() errors.

1.11.7

Release date: October 10th, 2019

  • Update: Updated backup directory suffix creation.
  • Update: Updated dependencies.

1.11.6

Release date: October 8th, 2019

  • Bug fix: Prevent fatals during activation when library classes are missing.
  • Bug fix: Fixed escaping of html on archives page when backup only exists remotely.
  • Bug fix: Don’t show “Make your first backup” message while a backup is in progress.
  • Bug fix: Make notices on the Settings page dismissible.
  • Bug fix: Don’t show “Update Protection” notice if we just updated something.
  • Update: Be default, have local storage enabled in remote settings.
  • Update: Avoid showing activation notice if users is redirected to the archives page.

1.11.5

Release date: October 1st, 2019

  • Update: Allow BoldGrid Backup Premium to define minimum free version.
  • Update: Updates to inform users DreamObjects is now available.

1.11.4

Release date: September 26th, 2019

  • Bug fix: Improve logic that checks if scheduled backups are enabled.