How to Quickly Backup to S3, Google Drive, and Dropbox Using Snapshot Pro
With the Snapshot Pro WordPress plugin, you can safely and efficiently create and store backups to 3rd party platforms S3, Google Drive, and Dropbox.
Thanks to Snapshot Pro, storing backups to your favorite cloud storage set to your schedule is as easy as ever. He makes it simple to store backups to your host and elsewhere for added convenience and protection!
Now, this is nothing new…
Snapshot has been storing incremental backups to 3rd party storage destinations for a while now. However, we include new areas to backup to regularly (e.g. Dropbox), and it’s worth mentioning, in case you weren’t aware of this feature.
And as you’ll see in this short article, adding a backup to third-party storage can be done in just a few clicks!
After installing and activating, you’re ready to go! Kick things off by heading to the Destinations area. Get to this area from Snapshot’s dashboard or by clicking Destinations on the sidebar.
From either the dashboard or the Destinations area, clicking on the big blue Add Destination button will get you moving.
You’re now ready to…
Once clicking Add Destination, you’ll choose what new destination you want a full copy of each backup to go to. As mentioned earlier, you can choose from Amazon S3, Google Drive, and Dropbox.
For the sake of demonstrating how Snapshot’s backup works, let’s go with Dropbox.
Once selected, you’ll hit Next, and you’ll go through an authentication process. Hit Authenticate, and then Snapshot will then ask you to sign in however you prefer to do with Dropbox (e.g. email, Google, or Apple).
You’ll need to give Snapshot permission to edit, view content, and view & edit information. To do so, just click Allow.
Did it connect? Snapshot will let you know if it’s successful or not. If all is well, you’ll continue on by clicking Next.
Snapshot then shows you the connected account. From here, you can name a Directory and set the number of backups that you want to store before removing older ones. You can enter any number you wish.
Next, we’ll give it a Destination Name. This name is so you can easily remember where backups are stored.
Got it named? Great! Click Save Destination.
Once doing so, you’ll now see the new Dropbox destination in Snapshot’s Destinations area. It includes the Dropbox logo, Directory name, schedule, and amount of exported backups.
Click the gear icon to edit the destination, view the directory, or delete.
You can also turn this off or on with a click of a switch. Otherwise, that’s it! Add as many destinations as you desire, and use whenever you want.
Now that your backups are off to the races, you can view the Dropbox export destination logs in the Snapshot Backups section. You’ll see the name of your Dropbox destination folder (in this case, I named it Snapshot) and view it by All, Warning, or Error.
It shows all the information you need to know about what occurred during the backup.
The flexibility of choosing where your backups land, whether it be with S3, Google Drive, or Dropbox — is up to you. As you can see, it’s a snap!
And as I mentioned, we’re constantly updating Snapshot (and all of our plugins) with new options. Follow along to see what’s next in our Roadmap.