Free off-site Remote Backup for WordPress with WPvivid Plugin

Learn how to set up and schedule a remote backup for your WordPress installation. with WPvivid Backup Plugin. You can store static files and MySQL database off-site in Drive, Dropbox, etc.

It’s really important to have a backup of your website off-site i.e. away from the local cloud server. While most of hosting including DigitalOcean provides the weekly back up as a service, having a remote back of the entire website is a must.

A remote backup can be in Google Drive, OneDrive, Dropbox, or anything which is not closely connected to your cloud service provider.

In this article, we are going to learn how to set up the WordPress remote backup using a free plugin called WPVivid backup. Our backup includes the WordPress Database as well as the files (entire website). We will also set up the free WordPress auto-backup using the scheduling feature available in this plugin.

If you’re following us, this is the eleventh article and video guide in the #WordPressBlog series. We recently published about on-page WordPress SEO using Rank Math plugin.

Let’s dive into setting up WPVivid Backup plugin for remote backup of our WordPress installation —

Installing WPvivid Backup in WordPress

Just like every other plugin, the WPVivid backup plugin is available in the WordPress plugins repository for free. Follow the below instructions to install and active WPVivid Backup:

  1. Login to WordPress Dashboard
  2. Navigate to Add New menu under Plugins tab
  3. Search and install the WPvivid Backup plugin from the repository
  4. Hit on Active command button

WPvivid Backup plugin activation in WordPress

The plugin is now activated and you’ll be able to see a new menu added in WordPress dashboard sidebar with name WPvivid Backup.

Configure for Off-site Remote Backup

Now we will configure and authorize the remote cloud storage like Google Drive or OneDrive etc. to dump our entire site database and files. For demoing, I will be using Google Drive storage which allows 15GB of free personal cloud storage.

  1. Navigate to Remote Storage tab within WPvivid Backup plugin settings
  2. Select Google Drive from the available options
  3. Enter Google Drive Information — a unique alias: example googledrive-backup
  4. Enable the checkbox to set as default remote storage
  5. And finally hit on Authenticate with Google Drive command button

Authenticate Remote Backup in Google Drive

This will navigate you to Google Account to login and authorize the permission to access, read, write the Google drive from WordPress. Just allow all the requested permission for smooth processing.

Grant Wpvivid permission to access Google Drive for remote backup

Once the authorization is completed, you’ll be able to see the complete remote storage access along with alias details on the same page.

We have now successfully connected the remote cloud storage account (Google Drive) with the WPvivid plugin for off-site backups.

Schedule an Auto-Backup for WordPress

One of the primary features that every backup plugin should have is the auto-backup. Thankfully, the WPvivid plugins have a great customization feature for enabling the scheduled backup.

The scheduled backup allows setting the interval as well as the type of backup. Whether the entire site or only files or only database. You can also select between a remote backup or local back in the schedule tab.

Here are the quick recommend steps for remote backup with WPVivid plugin:

  1. Navigate to Schedule tab under WPvivid backup
  2. Select the checkbox to Enable backup schedule
  3. Select the interval per need, I personally prefer Fortnightly
  4. Select the backup type – recommend the Entire Website
  5. Lastly, select the remote storage that we connected in the previous section and hit on the [Save Changes] button

Schedule Remote Cloud Backup in WordPress

Now head over the Backup & Restore tab to verify if the Backup Schedule is Enabled and also check the next backup schedule per server time.

Schedule Back Status and Time in WPvivd backup plugin

Test a Manual Remote Backup in WPVivid plugin

Now that we have set up the remote cloud server as well as schedule the backup at regular intervals, let us run a manual backup to verify if the files are being correct dumped into Google Drive storage.

  1. Navigate to Backup & Restore tab, which is also the home tab for WPvivid plugin
  2. Within the top section – Back-Up Manually select the desired backup setting
  3. Entire website & Send Backup to Remote Storage
  4. Hit on the [Backup Now] command button in the same section
  5. You will be able to see the progress bar of the backup along with real-time logs.
    Manual Remote Backup of WordPress in Google Drive
  6. Once the backup is processed, login into your remote cloud storage i.e. Google Drive and lookup for the wpvivid-backup folder to find the backup
  7. The backup of the entire WordPress website should be available in the remote storage drive.

WPvivid backup in Google Drive

You can also find all the backups details in the Backup & Restore tab along with the options to restore or delete the backup manually.

There is also a Settings tab that allows retaining the number of backups in local as well as remote cloud storage. We can leave these all settings options as default, however, feel free to customize per your needs.

WPvivid backup plugin additional settings

If you’re using the shared server hosting, I would suggest revisiting the settings tab to optimizing the backup.

Advanced Settings for Shared Hosting

Video Tutorial on WPvivid Backup Plugin

Watch the video demo on setting up a WPvivid Backup plugin for free remote backup of entire WordPress files and database into Google Drive.

Free Remote Backup for WordPress with WPVivid Backup

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What’s Next in #WordPressBlog Series?

Now that you’ve configured the WordPress Backup using WPvivid Plugin, next we are holding this series for now. We will be updating the once we are coming up with more guides.

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