How to Create WordPress Backup Using JetPack (formerly VaultPress)

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Do you want to make a WordPress backup using JetPack (formerly VaultPress)? With VaultPress you can automatically create real-time WordPress backups and save them in the cloud. In the event of an accident, you can easily restore your WordPress website with just a few clicks. In this article, we show you how you can easily create real-time WordPress backups with JetPack (formerly VaultPress).

Why use WordPress backups with JetPack (VaultPress)?

VaultPress is one of the best backup plugins from WordPress. It was renumbered to merge with JetPack and is now called JetPack Backups.

JetPack offers backups as a paid subscription service. Their tariff plans start at $ 39 a year for JetPack Personal (which is lower than what VaultPress has previously cost). This plan comes with:

  • Automated daily backups with unlimited storage
  • 30-day backup archive
  • Easy site migration and recovery with 1 click
  • Expert support via e-mail
  • and other powerful functions such as image CDN, lazy loading, etc.

However, let’s see how WordPress backups can be made with JetPack (formerly VaultPress).

Create WordPress backups with JetPack (formerly VaultPress)

The first thing you need to do is install and activate the  VaultPress plug-in.

On activation, click on the VaultPress menu item in the WordPress admin sidebar. This will take you to the settings page of the plug-in. Click on the ‘View plans and prices’ button to continue.

This takes you to the VaultPress website where you can see the prices for the JetPack Personal subscription. Click the Get started button to continue.

On the next screen, you must enter your website address and then click on the ‘Start installation’ button.

You will then be asked to enter your administrator’s username and password for the WordPress website. This information is used for installation and will not be stored anywhere.

JetPack will now be automatically installed on your WordPress site and you will be redirected to the payment page. After you have provided your payment information, click on the ‘Pay’ button to continue.

After payment, the installation continues and backups are automatically configured for your website. When you are finished, you can click on the ‘Back to your site’ button.

This returns you to the breathing area of your WordPress website. You must then visit the  JetPack page  »VaultPress to view and manage your WordPress backups.

Note:  Depending on the content of your website, it may take several minutes for VaultPress to complete the first backup before it appears on this page.

Give VaultPress access to your server

VaultPress needs access to your server to restore backups and to be more efficient. To do that, you must visit the VaultPress dashboard.

From here you must visit the settings page and enter your SSH or SFTP login details. You can find this information in the email you received from your hosting company when you Register

VaultPress will also ask you to add SSH keys to your server. If you use a  shared hosting provider, there is a good chance that you will not have access to create that file.

This file adds an extra security layer. However, if you cannot add those SSH keys, VaultPress can still connect to your server using the SFTP information that you have provided.

Don’t forget to click on the Save button to save your login details.

Note:  You can continue to use Jetpack without granting access to your  WordPress host server. The advantage of adding your SFTP access is that VaultPress can work more efficiently and if you have a large site, this helps you recover faster.

Recover WordPress Backup by JetPack and VaultPress

With VaultPress you can easily restore your WordPress site from a backup. Simply go to the JetPack »VaultPress page and then click on the ‘Visit Dashboard’ button.

This takes you to your VaultPress dashboard, where you have to click on ‘Back-ups’.

You will see a page with your most recent backups. You can click the Restore button next to the backup that you want to restore.

VaultPress will now prepare your backup for recovery and you will see the progress on the screen.

When you are finished, you will see a success message.

You can now go back to your WordPress site’s breathing area to see if everything works as expected.

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