Need to change the schedule? Customizing backup settings is easy. On the Backup dashboard, you can change any setting, including frequency and destination. You can also change the type of data to save. The options are files plus database, or just the database.
Files include text, images, and plugins. The database contains detailed information about site content, including settings, registered users, posts and pages, and tags, categories, and comments.
Occasionally, you might need to run an instant backup instead of waiting for a scheduled event. Say, for instance, you want to backup a site right now before updating the WordPress core. That’s easy to do. Simply open the Cloud Backup dashboard and click the Backup Now button.
Why not backup the files and database every time?
If you have unlimited storage space, saving everything is the best option. If you run a large site and storage space is limited, you might want to take a more strategic approach.
Here’s one suggestion: schedule two backups for a single site.
- Schedule a full backup (files plus database) to run monthly.
- Schedule a database backup to run daily or weekly.