BoldGrid Backup (Total Upkeep)

Overview

In order to use the Total Upkeep plugin, you must first set up your WordPress site with the WP Website Builder (BoldGrid). You can then enable this plugin using the following instructions.

BoldGrid installations come with a backup plugin named 'Total Upkeep'. This plugin allows you to configure how, when, and where your WordPress website and database files are stored.

The Total Upkeep Premium plugin is also pre-installed with your BoldGrid installation, at no extra charge. Below are some of the features included with the premium version:

  • Database encryption
  • Timely auto updates
  • Update history
  • Individual file restorations

You have the following options to store your backups:

  • DreamHost web server
  • External web server
  • Amazon S3 account (Total Upkeep Premium required)
  • Google Drive account (Total Upkeep Premium required)
  • DreamObjects (Total Upkeep Premium required)

This article walks you through creating a backup and viewing it on your server.

Creating a backup

Selecting when to run the backup

  1. Log into your WordPress dashboard.
  2. In the left menu, hover over Total Upkeep and select Settings.
  3. In the left menu, click Backup Schedule and select which days to run the backup.
  4. Click Save Changes.

Set the backup location

To set the backup location:

  1. Select Backup Storage from the menu. Here you can select from the following options where the backup is stored.
    • Web Server — Your DreamHost server
    • FTP / SFTP — Any server you like
    • Amazon S3 — The Amazon cloud service
    • Google Drive — Your Google account
  2. Check the box next to Web Server to store your backup on your DreamHost server.
  3. Click the Configure link to the right if you want to backup to any other service.

    It's recommended to leave the Full Backup options selected for your files and database.

  4. Click Save Changes.

Configuring auto updates

The Auto Updates section controls how backups are handled just before a WordPress version update, and what data is backed up.

Site check

The Site Check section enables a tool to check your site for errors and log them. More information on Site Check and the commands used can be found here:

Notifications

The Notifications section allows you to set email notification settings for when a backup completes, or a site check failed.

Preflight Check

Click the Preflight Check tab to ensure the environment is correctly configured. You should see the word 'PASS' at the top.

Viewing your backups in WordPress

The Backups tab displays any existing backups that have been created.

Click the View details button to view more detailed information of what was backed up.

Viewing your backups on the web server

If you chose to backup to the web server, your backups are located under your username in a directory named /boldgrid_backup. You can log in via FTP or SSH to view the backups.

Here you will find a .zip and .log file.

boldgrid-backup-webid.dreamhosters.com-b09a29a6-20190730-170902.log
boldgrid-backup-webid.dreamhosters.com-b09a29a6-20190730-170902.zip

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