Site Backups Are Now Even Better!
One of the features our customers like the most on our platform is our automatic and on-demand site backups. And today we have some exciting news! The WP Engine R&D team has been hard at work over the past couple of months to make some significant improvements in how your site backups work.
Here are some of the improvements:
- Stronger Encryption and Security – You will notice in the User Portal that backups are now downloaded over HTTPS. In addition, site backups are now encrypted at the source. That means your backups are even more secure.
- Uploads Directory Now Included – You will now see content from your Uploads directory in your backup files, providing a more complete snapshot of your site.
- European Customer Backups – To improve performance, we now store all backups for our EU-based customers in a data center in Ireland. This change is effective immediately for our European customers; no support request is required!
Just like before, your site will be automatically backed up in the User Portal each day via the same method. And you can always create a site backup on-demand any time you want.
For more information about using site backups, please read this Support Garage article.
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pls add a feature to make the uploads directory optional
This directory is usually the largest part of the site and downloading the files without the uploads directory was essential to syncing the files with the latest non git commited changes in WordPress.
either that or make it possible to commit the current files except ignored files from the wp engine control panel so that we may download the latest files via git.
Hi Andre! This feature is on our roadmap for site backups. I don’t have a specific ETA to share with you at this time, but it is in our plans. Thanks so much for the feedback; it helps make our product better!
+1 on this… some of our clients have 60gb+ site networks.. downloading such backups is just not practical.