WPvivid Backup Pro provides the ability to create scheduled incremental backups of your site.

You can customize the content, cycle(frequency), start time for the incremental backup schedule, as well as where to store the backup: localhost(web server) or remote storage.

How to Create Incremental Backups?

1. Enable Incremental Backup Schedule

The first thing you will need to do to create incremental backups is to enable incremental backup schedule.

To do that, Go to WPvivid > Schedule page> Incremental Backup Schedule tab, click Enable Incremental Backup Schedule button.

Then a confirm message will pop up, click OK to confirm the action.

WPvivid Backup Pro Enable Incremental Backups

Once enabled, a pre-set incremental backup schedule will take effect automatically, which includes

  • A weekly full files backup schedule
  • A every-hour files incremental backup schedule
  • A weekly database backup schedule

and you will see the status of the backup start time under the Next Backup changed from N/A to a week later than the current local time(the date and time you set in the WordPress Settings).

You will also have the option to choose whether you want to perform a full backup immediately when enabling incremental backup. It can help you quickly restore the website in case it it breaks before the incremental backups start.

WPvivid Backup Pro Incremental Backups Enabled

2. Edit Incremental Backup Schedule

If you find the pre-set schedule doesn’t meet your need, you can click the Edit button under the schedule sheet to change the schedule.

WPvivid pro edit incremental backup schedule

With the options that expand, you can:

Set backup cycles and start time

1. Set backup cycles and start time for full files backup

Set backup cycle of all WordPress files on your website. All WordPress files that are newly created or changed since the latest full backup will be backed up as increments to it.

2. Set backup cycles for files incremental backup,

Set how long the plugin will back up changed files since the latest full backup

  1. Set backup cycles and start time for database backup.

Tips: Incremental backup will start only when a full files backup is triggered. So, if you want the incremental backup start immediately, try to set the start time of Files(Full Backup) to be few minutes later than the current local time.

Choose backup location

Choose where the backups will be stored, localhost(web server) or cloud storage.

Choose backup content

Choose which folders and database tables to be covered in the incremental backup. Click arrows to expand the options.

Comment the backup(optional)

Add a comment to the backup for easy identification, which is optional.

Once done, click Save Changes button to make the changes take effect.

 

How to Restore Incremental Backups?

To restore an incremental backups, go to WPvivid > Backups & Restoration page > Localhost or Remote Storage tab, depending on where the incremental backups are stored.

1. Restore An Incremental Backup from Localhost

If the incremental backups are stored on localhost(web server), go to the Localhost tab, select Incremental > File backups or Database backups in the comboxes to display the incremental backups.
Then click Restore button of an incremental backup. Select the backup you want to restore and click Restore.
On the Restoration module that opens, you will see the information of the backup which includes creation date, type, content, comment(if any) and size, and you can also click the Custom Restore option to select files and folders you want to restore.
Once you are ready to go, hit the Restore Now button.

2. Restore An Incremental Backup from Remote Storage

If the incremental backups are stored on cloud storage, go to the Remote Storage tab, select the storage name and Incremental in the comboxes, select File backups or Database backups, then click Scan button. Then you will see the directory named after a date that the latest full files backup was created. All incremental backups and database backups created within a full files backup cycle will be sent to one folder which is named after the date that the full backup was created.
For example, if the full files backup cycle you set was weekly, and the last full files backup was created on Jan 25, 2021, then all incremental backups and database backups created during Jan 25, 2021 – Jan 31, 2021 will be stored on the folder January 25, 2021. And backups that will be created during Feb 1, 2021 – Feb 7, 2021 will be stored on the folder February 1, 2021 and so on.
Click Scan button of the folder January 25, 2021 to display all backup files inside. Then Click Restore button of a incremental backup.
After that, click on the Retrieve the backup to localhost button to download the backup to localhost(web server) to restore.
After the download is complete, you will see the information of the backup which includes creation date, type, content, comment(if any) and size, and you can also click the Custom Restore option to select files and folders you want to restore.
Once you are ready to go, hit the Restore Now button.