New storage backend – OpenStack (Swift)

OpenStack (www.openstack.org) is about “Open source software for building private and public clouds.” Instead of paying Amazon to use their cloud computing system, you can build your own. (So, this is more of a high-level developer interest than a casual...

UpdraftPlus 1.9.0 released

UpdraftPlus 1.9.0 has been released for free users. See yesterday’s blog post for the full details. The full changelog is here: http://updraftplus.com/changelog/ The update will start to become available for paid users in around 48 hours time. We always...

Key-based login for SFTP / SCP

A small tweak for the next release of UpdraftPlus (Premium), for users of remote storage via SFTP/SCP: it is now possible to log in via a key rather than via a password, if you prefer. PCKS1 (as used by OpenSSH and many others), XML and PuTTY format keys are supported...

Re-scanning remote storage

One feature that a number of people have been looking for in UpdraftPlus is the ability to scan the remote storage (i.e. Dropbox, Amazon S3, FTP, etc.) and detect any existing backup sets. (i.e. for UpdraftPlus on a particular site to know about backup sets that it...

UpdraftPlus 1.8.13 (non-free users only)

If you are a user of UpdraftPlus Premium, or of other paid add-ons, then soon you should see version 1.8.13 available in your WordPress updates dashboard. This has only one difference to 1.8.12, and affects only Multisite (i.e. “WordPress Network”)...