Backup WD

Step by step guide


Start with writing a name for this backup job using Job Name option. Then select Job Type for it, which can be website database, files, or both.
Backup file type. Choose the type of the backup file.
Archive creates a compressed file with the backup, whereas Sync synchronizes the updated files on the previous backup. Note, that Sync option does not add new backup folder with each run. It simply checks if files were modified, and replaces them with their new versions.
Backup to. Use this setting to configure the destination where backup files will be sent or synced to. It can be saved on a cloud hosting service account, or to your website directory. The following options are available, we will discuss each of their options in Backup Destinations section of this guide.

  • Folder
  • GDrive
  • Amazon S3
  • Dropbox
  • Microsoft Azure
  • RackSpace Cloud
  • FTP
  • SugarSync
  • Amazon Glacier

Backup archive name. Provide a name for your backup archive file. You can edit it as necessary, or click on the input field to use available suggestions. We do not recommend removing {hash_key} component. It is a unique identifier, which will be used to add hashes to backup folder and file names. Preview option will show the final output of the backup archive name. For example, if the format is set to backupwd_{hash_key}_%Y-%m-%d_%H-%i-%s and the hash key is set to 3e7812, the archive name will look like this: backupwd_3e7812_2017-08-01_13-56-59. Backup archive format. Use this setting to select the format of the backup archive file. It can be one of the following:

  • Zip
  • Tar
  • Tar GZip
  • Tar BZip2

Send Email. Select this option to send email containing the log of this backup job. You can the recipient email address, and other email options from Backup WD > Settings > Email Options tab. The complete description of these options is available in Settings section of this guide.

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