Backups in WP Engine

Backups are essential when it comes to managing a WordPress website. These enable us to restore a site to a version that works well in case the current version runs into errors. In addition, backups allow us to preserve content for sites.

Suppose you could be rolling out a new version of your site, and we forget to migrate some posts or media. With backups in place, you can always go back, pick the content and have the content migrated over to the new site.

WP Engine plan offers various types of backs categories in two types

  1. Backups that are categorised based on the how they are created that is either automated or manual
  2. Backups that are based on what data is backed up that is either full or partial backups

The WP Engine system triggers automated backups. These are created daily at a specific time. These include;

  • Daily backups
  • Before and after the restoration of a backup
  • Before and after a copy or deployment is initiated
  • Before a plugin is updated by the Smart Plugin Manager (SPM)

You can perform backups on any of the three environments: Production, Staging and Development. The three can all have the 40 most recent backup points in the User Portal.

If you are interested in older backups, you can contact the WP Engine support. They can give you access to the 60 most recent backups.

In this lesson, we shall be looking at

  • How to perform a manual backup
  • How we can restore backup points.


Here are some of the resources on WP Engine Backups

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