How can I exclude particular files/directories from the backup?

UpdraftPlus provides a number of ways to exclude files or directories from the backup. These are: 1. List them directly in the “exclude” settings Any files or directories that you directly list will be excluded. You can use a wildcard at the beginning or...

What is the “Add an additional retention rule…” option?

This option allows for more sophisticated backup retention. This works by setting up a number of rules for deleting backups, that apply to backups older than the specified time. Only one backup older than the specified age will be kept for each interval. This allows...

How can I quickly delete multiple backup sets at once?

If you want to delete multiple backup sets at once, without clicking the “Delete” button lots of times, then do this: 1) Visit your “Existing Backups” tab. 2) Hold down the “Control” key on your keyboard, and click on every backup...

How can I add any new scheduling interval to UpdraftPlus?

If the built-in scheduling options (every 4 / 8 / 12 hours, daily, weekly, fortnightly, monthly) do not cover what you wanted, then you can easily add a new schedule to UpdraftPlus. To do so, create a directory wp-content/mu-plugins in your WordPress install (if it...

How can I exclude a specific table from the backup?

(This capability exists in UpdraftPlus 1.9.65 (free) or 2.9.65 (paid) or later). Are you sure you want to do this? It’s always better to have too much backed up, than too little. If you are sure, then here’s how it’s done. This option isn’t...

How can I configure a site to never back up?

You might have a development site (i.e. a copy of your live site), that you restore backups from the live site onto – and you don’t want the development site itself to ever make any backups. You can achieve this by adding this snippet as a must-use plugin...