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Total Upkeep WordPress Backup Plugin

The Total Upkeep plugin offers several options for storing WordPress Backups remotely. You have the option of storing them on the web server, your local computer, a remote FTP server, or even Google Drive or Amazon S3 if you are a Premium Connect Key user! The following guide will explain how to configure your Backup Plugin to store your WordPress backups remotely.

Configure Your backup on FTP / SFTP Storage

  • In the Dashboard, Navigate to Total Upkeep → Settings
  • Under the Backup Storage Section, Select Configure FTP
  • Provide your connection credentials
  • Click Save Changes

Configure your backup on Amazon S3 Storage

Read more about backups on Amazon S3

  • In the Dashboard, Navigate to Total Upkeep → Settings
  • Under the Backup Storage Section, Select Configure S3
  • Retrieve your Access Key ID and Secret Access Key from Amazon Web Services
  • Provide the resource name for the bucket you are using
  • Set the retention preference according to the number of backups you wish to keep
  • Provide a Nickname for this connection (Optional)
  • Click Save Changes

Configure your backup on Google Drive Storage

  • In the Dashboard, Navigate to Total Upkeep → Settings
  • Under the Backup Storage Section, Select Authorize Google Drive
  • A window will appear asking you to choose your Google Account and Authorize Total Upkeep to create and manage backups.
  • Authorize Total Upkeep to access your drive.
  • Click Save Changes.

These are the quick steps to setup Google Drive. For more help with configuration and troubleshooting Google Drive issues click here.

Congratulations! You now know how to configure your Backup Archives to store remotely, which will save you a ton of space on your Web Server, as well as provide an additional layer of security. Once the next backup runs, it will be automatically transferred to the remote storage of your choice. Keep in mind that in order for your Google Drive backup to complete Total Upkeep must first create the backup on your web server so that it can be transferred to Drive.

This particular backup has to be created on the web server but you can set the retention to 1 to ensure that multiple backups are not being stored.

Next, you may want to learn about configuring automatic updates to better protect your online presence.



Total Upkeep Premium 

   3 Remote Storage Options
   Additional Tools + Single File Restorations

These instructions require the Premium Upgrade.

7 thoughts on “Configuring Remote Storage Locations with Total Upkeep

  1. In my case they are flagged, but i need to upload manually to the remote storage. Is it normal? I wish that after made the backup it will be transferred automatically

    • Hi Renato,

      Based on the information you gave it seems like your backups should be uploading automatically. Since they’re not try navigating to Total Upkeep > Tools > Logs and look for a filename like [Storage Location]-upload.log to see if any errors are being detected.

      If the log reports any errors include them in a new forum post so that we can help you troubleshoot.

  2. I can’t get a connection via ftp and I can’t get a unsuccessful back up either. I input my credentials as I do on FileZilla and it says this for port 22 ‘fsockopen(): unable to connect to [redacted]:22 (No route to host)’ and this for port 21 ‘Unable to connect to [redacted] over port 21.’

    • Hi Andrew!

      The fsockopen() No route to host error is usually caused by the firewall configuration and the best way to get that fixed is to get in touch with your hosting provider. Hopefully they can help you get the connection issue sorted out so you can store your backups on your FTP server.

  3. Hi there,

    I can’t get it to back-up to Google Drive (or anything else). I have authorized and configured Drive, but the check box to allow it isn’t live. The only one is Web Server. How can I fix that?


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