Automatic backups vs Manual backup

With WP Umbrella you can make 2 different kind of backups: automatic and/or manual. So what's the difference? 

TLDR : Making manual backup is a heavy process. It asks more ressources and storage. You are limited to 3 manual backup by month by site and they are only stored during 14 days. On the other hand, automatic backup are incremental. The process is lighter. You can make up to 60 automatic backup by month by site and they are stored during 60 days.

Manual Backup

What is a manual backup? 

When you make a manual backup, we make a full backup of your website: all your files and all your database. Making a manual backup might be a heavy process. It takes times and ressources. 

When to make a manual backup?

You can make a manual backup before doing a major plugin update like WooCommerce. 

Why am I limited to 3 manual backups by month?

Making a manual backup asks a lot of ressources and storage. That's why you are limited to 3 manual backups by month. 

Why are they only stored for 14 days?

Making a manual backup asks a lot of ressources and storage. That's why you are limited to 3 manual backups by month. 

Automatic Backup

What is an automatic backup? 

Automatic backups are incremental. An incremental backup is one in which successive copies of the data contain only the portion that has changed since the preceding backup copy was made. When a full recovery is needed, the restoration process would need the last full backup plus all the incremental backups until the point of restoration. That's why we might need a few minute before providing you with the zip of an automatic backup. We need this time to compile the last full backup plus the incremental ones. 

What is the automatic backup frequency?

Automatic backups can be made every 12hours, every day, every week or every month. If you website is purely static, we advise you to make weekly or monthly backup only. If you have a WooCommerce website you should make automatic backup at least daily. 

How long do you store the automatic backups?

automatic backups are stored during 50 days.

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