WPMU Dev’s Snapshot Pro is one of a group of WPMU Dev Plugins aimed at securing, preserving, and optimizing your website. Almost all plugin features, such as image optimization, web speed-up, and SEO, are provided by these developers. Snapshot Pro can be downloaded and enabled from their official website.
This plugin is multi-site aware and allows you to bank, backup, and restore sites in a multi-site environment. Individual snapshots of the sites can be created and sent to Amazon S3, FTP Google Drive, and Green Cloud. Backups can be scheduled 15-30 minutes ahead of time, or on demand, twice daily, twice weekly, once-twice monthly, or on demand.
You can back up all of the files except the themes, which includes both active and inactive themes and plugins. Enter or deactivate the uploads directory for your multi-domain, as well as the site UW config and all HT control files. When it comes to the database, you can choose whether or not to back up any of the databases inside the multi-site configuration or only selected tables.
What Are the Features Inside Snapshot?
Incremental Backups = Incremental backups save time and space by only accounting for the most recent data added.
Schedule & Automate = Are you tired of manually backing up your websites? Snapshot makes it easy to set up automatic backups at your desired intervals.
One-Click Restore = Do you want to go back in time? Quickly get back up and running with Snapshot or The Hub’s one-click restore.
10GB WPMU DEV Storage = WPMU DEV offers a generous 10GB of cloud storage. Do you need any additional information? You can easily add more room to your home.
Third-Party Storage = Other than WPMU DEV, use third-party storage destinations (such as Amazon S3 and Google Drive) for your backups.
Instant Email Alerts = You’ll be notified right away if there are any issues with your backups, and we’ll contact you right away.
How Much Does a Snapshot Cost?
For paid packages, snapshots have three categories and every package has a 7 days free trial. These packages including:
- Snapshot Pro Only – For all your WordPress backup needs
This one package, only cost $5/month and billed at $60/year. You can only reach one site with this package, but you will save $12/year. If you want to reach up to 10 sites, it would cost you $11.67/month, billed at $140 and you can save $28/year. For the unlimited site, the price would be $24.17/month and billed at $290/year. You’ll save $58/year.
- Security & Backups Pack – Full suite of security, backup, migration, and update automation tools
This one package, only cost $7.50/month and billed at $90/year. You can only reach one site with this package, but you will save $18/year. If you want to reach up to 10 sites, it would cost you $15.83/month, billed at $190 and you can save $38/year. For the unlimited site, the price would be $32.5/month and billed at $390/year. You’ll save $78/year.
- WPMU DEV Membership – For all your WordPress development and site management needs.
This one package, only cost $15.83/month and billed at $190/year. You can only reach one site with this package, but you will save $38/year. If you want to reach up to 10 sites, it would cost you $32.5/month, billed at $290 and you can save $78/year. For the unlimited site, the price would be $82.5/month and billed at $990/year. You’ll save $198/year.
How Are the Snapshot Backups Secured?
Server-side encryption protects the WPMU DEV cloud backups. When you save a backup file, it’s encrypted at the object level and decrypted for you when you access it through the Hub or the plugin’s backend.
Where is the Backup Specifically Stored?
Snapshot Pro gives you the choice of using one of two data centers in the United States (east N. Virginia) or Europe (Ireland).
What Features are Included In Snapshot Pro?
- Incremental backups
- 10GB WPMU DEV cloud storage (space and can be expanded)
- Log records
- Store backups on remote destinations: Amazon S3, Google Drive, and more to come
- Two storage regions – USA, Europe (GDPR Compliant)
- Store backups for 50 days – max 30 files
- File exclusions
- Email notifications
- Automated, scheduled backups
- Integration with Automate
- Backup restore, on-site and off-site
- Multisite compatible
- White label
How Does Snapshot Backup Work?
A snapshot backup is a form of backup copy that is used to generate an application, disk, or system’s entire architectural instance/copy. It’s used in backup processes to recover a device’s machine or disk at a certain point in time. A snapshot backup is also known as an image backup.
How Does Snapshot Use Incremental Backups?
Snapshot’s operation has been fully transformed by incremental backups. Traditional backups often take full-site backup. This means that if you allow regular backups and have a maximum storage capacity of 30 backups, you’ll have 30 copies of your entire site by the end of the first month.
Only the updates are backed up with gradual backups. You have one complete copy of your site and 29 slightly smaller backups that only contain the updates you’ve made, rather than 30 copies of your entire site.
However, you might be interested to learn that there are even more advantages:
- Backups that are smaller in size are less likely to fail than full-site backups. There’s nothing more frustrating than discovering your backup has failed!
- Taking a complete copy of the database and zipping the files will place a lot of pressure on your server. This means that while a full-site backup is being performed, your site will slow down for visitors.
- Incremental backups are much faster than full backups, so if you want to make sure a backup completes before you leave your computer, you won’t have to wait nearly as long.
- Full-site backups can be a nightmare if you run a big website. They use a lot of storage space and take a long time to process. For large sites, incremental backups are the best option.
Snapshot creates a complete backup of your web as it backs it up for the first time. This is referred to as the ‘foundation backup.’ Snapshot will have everything it needs to restore your site to the exact state it was in at the time of the backup in your base backup.
How To Use Snapshot?
A snapshot backup is a form of backup copy that is used to generate an application, disk, or system’s entire architectural instance/copy.
This means that if you allow regular backups and have a maximum storage capacity of 30 backups, you’ll have 30 copies of your entire site by the end of the first month.
Incremental backups are much faster than full backups, so if you want to make sure a backup completes before you leave your computer, you won’t have to wait nearly as long.
Snapshot will have everything it needs to restore your site to the exact state it was in at the time of the backup in your base backup.
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