Automatic backups vs Manual backup

WP Umbrella offers two different types of backups: automatic and manual. But what's the difference between them?

TL;DR: Manual backups are resource-intensive and limited to 3 per month per site, stored for 14 days. Automatic backups are incremental and lighter, allowing up to 60 backups per month per site and stored for 50 days.

Manual Backup

What is a manual backup? 

A manual backup is a full backup of your website, including all files and the entire database. However, creating a manual backup can be a resource-intensive process that takes time and requires a significant amount of storage.

When to make a manual backup?

It's recommended to make a manual backup before performing major updates to your website, such as updating WooCommerce.

Why am I limited to 3 manual backups by month and why are they only stored fo 14 days?

Due to the heavy resource usage and storage required to create a manual backup, users are limited to 3 per month per site.

Automatic Backup

What is an automatic backup? 

Automatic backups are incremental, meaning that only the changes made since the last backup are saved. This process is much lighter and faster than creating a manual backup, and allows for up to 60 backups per month per site.

What is the frequency of automatic backup?

Automatic backups can be scheduled to occur every 12 hours, every day, every week, or every month. For purely static websites, weekly or monthly backups are recommended, while WooCommerce sites should have automatic backups at least once a day.

How long do you store the automatic backups?

Automatic backups are stored for 50 days, giving you plenty of time to recover lost data.

In conclusion, WP Umbrella's backup feature offers a range of options to suit your needs, from manual backups for major updates to regular automatic backups that are stored incrementally for easy recovery.

If you have any questions or concerns about our backup feature, please don't hesitate to contact us!

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