UpdraftPlus

UpdraftPlus allows you to easily backup your WordPress site to DreamObjects.

Installing the plugin

  1. Log into your WordPress site.
  2. In the left menu, choose ‘Plugins > Add New’.
  3. Search for ‘UpdraftPlus’. Once found click the Install Now button.
  4. Back on the 'Plugins' page, make sure to click 'Activate' under the plugin.

Configuring the plugin

  1. Make sure you're on the plugin page.
  2. Click the ‘Settings’ link under the plugin.
  3. On the main page for the plugin, click the ‘Settings’ tab.
  4. Configure UpdraftPlus to backup your files and database at the intervals you prefer.
  5. Under the 'Remote Storage' section choose 'DreamObjects'.
  6. Enter the following:
    • DreamObjects access key: View the DreamObjects Keys article for instructions on how to locate this.
    • DreamObjects secret key: View the DreamObjects Keys article for instructions on how to locate this.
    • DreamObjects location: Enter the name of the bucket you'd like to backup to.
    • DreamObjects end-point: Choose 'objects-us-east-1.dream.io'

      This article uses the new DreamObjects cluster of 'objects-us-east-1.dream.io'. If you have an older DreamObjects account and have not migrated your data yet, your hostname may need to point to 'objects-us-west-1.dream.io' instead. Please review the following migration article for further details.

  7. Click the button titled Test DreamObjects Settings.
  8. You should see a 'Success' message display.
  9. Scroll down and click the Save Changes button.

Creating a manual backup

At this point your plugin is set to backup at the time interval you specified above. However, you can always backup manually anytime you like.

  1. Open the plugin.
  2. Click the 'Current Status' tab, then click Backup Now.
  3. A status bar displays as your backup processes. Once complete, you'll see it on the 'Existing Backups' tab.

Restore a backup

  1. Open the plugin.
  2. Click the 'Existing backups' tab, then click the Restore button to the right of the backup you wish to restore.

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