After installing, UpdraftPlus gets to the point pretty quickly.
Click on the big fat ‘backup now’ button to create a backup.
Like Backupbuddy, UpdraftPlus creates a log while making a backup. This is useful when the backup isn’t successful and you want to debug it.
To restore, go to the ‘existing backups’ tab. From there, you can individually restore themes, plugins, database, etc.
Personally, I feel like UpdraftPlus gives a lot of options here instead of highlighting a full backup/restore. It would be good if UpdraftPlus reworks its user interface to make it more straightforward in the future.
Updraft supports backing up to external locations. These are the supported locations:
- Google Drive
- Amazon S3
- MS Azure(paid)
- Updraft Vault(paid)
Of these, Google Drive and Dropbox are free as well as have generous space limits. By contract Updraft Vault(their own storage solution) gives only 1gb when you buy a license.