Backup Pro


mithra62 - Eric Lamb

3rd Party (Commercial)

EE Version Support

  • ExpressionEngine 2
  • ExpressionEngine 3


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  • Updater
  • Multi Site Manager
  • Stand Alone Entry Form
  • Low Variables
  • Content Elements
  • Better Workflow
  • Matrix
  • Grid
  • Webservice
  • Publisher


Add-On Type(s)

Extension, Module


Redundant, simple, and reliable backup for Wordpress, ExpressionEngine (2 & 3), CraftCMS, and Prestashop websites. Backup Pro adds simple, 1 click, file and database backup and database restoration. Backup Pro allows for abstract and redundant storage of your backups through any combination of Local Storage, Amazon S3, Rackspace Cloud Files, Google Cloud Storage, Dropbox, FTP (with SSL if needed), SFTP (for extra security), and even an Email Inbox (if that's your thing). Oh, and did you know you can also create your own Storage Engines for complete control over your backups? Yup.

Both the file and database backups can be configured to a granular level that’s never been available till now. Backups are compressed into the popular zip file format to save space and are readily available for download and extraction on any platform (Windows, Mac, *nix). Backup Pro allows you to finely configure how your backups are stored, and will even monitor your usage and manage it for you. You can set how many file and/or database backups to store as well as how much hard disk space to use for your backups; and any combination of the 2. Backup Pro will remove the oldest backups first, ensuring you always have the most recent backups available.

More, Backup Pro includes an Integrity Agent. The Integrity Agent is an autonomous system that will both transparently monitor your backup state, so YOU KNOW when a backup was missed, as well as check your backup files themselves to ensure they can be used in recovery. Think about it. NEVER again bother taking time out of your busy life to manually check your backups to ensure you can recover from disaster. Now, and only with Backup Pro, you KNOW your backups are useful for disaster recovery BEFORE disaster strikes.

Backup Pro Links

Hooks Used

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This entry was created June 10, 2011, 12:18 pm.
This entry was last updated February 22, 2016, 7:01 am.

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22 Reviews:

Versa Studio 05.03.14

Versa Studio
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When it works, it works great. When it doesn’t, support has been very spotty. Local backup seems the most reliable, Amazon S3 works for smaller sites (less total files, file size). A tip: when setting Cron jobs, set the DB and files backup separately, 1/2 hour apart.

Sneed's Feed & Seed 11.21.13

Sneed's Feed & Seed
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Dead-simple to set up, great support, and blazingly fast one-click DB backups. The DB “restore” feature is especially awesome for when you want to run experiments ;) Highly recommended.

leadsuccess 05.17.13

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One word…WOW…you want this add-on, it’s a can’t live without.  Could you do all this from cpanel, yes but this add-on is super easy, makes my day run smoother.  Eric is an awesome developer and guy, two thumbs way up!!

Natetronn 04.28.13

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Eric provides some great support! He’s constantly adding more features which almost makes me feel like I’m stealing from him because I already paid. Can’t really think of any reason why one would go without this add-on, seriously, just install it and sleep at night.

Todd Richards 03.09.13

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Used this for the first time today - so incredibly easy that I feel stupid for not trying it before.  It will now be a part of every new site that I do!

Danielle LeComte 01.03.13

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So easy to set up and use. Clients love the piece of mind they get from having backups available. Awesome support from Eric, too. Thanks for a great add-on!

Jules6120 08.27.12

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Combined with Automatee this is essential. I am backing everything up to amazon and it literally took 5 minutes (including installation) to set up automatic daily backups of my database and the entire file system.
Super easy set-up - if i could give this 10 stars i would.

JanPaul999 08.17.12

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Automates backups completely including S3 pruning. Small price to pay for peice of mind. Good stuff

travisb 04.11.12

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Easy to use, works great, and effortless db rollback if necessary (as it has been in mine).

Media Surgery 03.27.12

Media Surgery
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Exactly what is required for every EE installation. Ellis Lab should seriously think of taking this add on into the default installation. Every is bashed about too much when it comes to development, but every site should be backed up regularly, no questions asked. Great add on.

BA Creative 02.13.12

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If you care about your website’s data, and you should, Backup Pro is absolutely essential. It also backs up all data tables/files, so nothing gets missed!

rgoggins 01.15.12

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Awesome add-on. Backup Pro gives me the piece of mind when backing up and restoring entire websites and the databases.

The support given by mithra62 is second to none.

PutYourLightsOn 11.16.11

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top class add-on and essential functionality for anyone who cares about their content. great feature set which reflects the quality of the developer.

stephT 10.11.11

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Saved my life during a messy EE updating procedure. Totally worth it.

Venveo 09.22.11

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Absolutely essential add-on allowing us to automate backups to both the server that our sites sit on as well as to off-site servers. Great support from the developer too.

bgarrant 08.31.11

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Eric is a fantastic developer and very attentive to his add-ons.  I had a minor issue with Backup Pro and had a fix sent out to me in a couple hours. Backup Pro is a top notch add-on that provides some piece of mind for our clients.  I look forward to incorporating BP into all of our EE2 sites.

Moonbeetle 08.18.11

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A backup solution is only a solution if the restore works flawlessly. Backup Pro works great and I was very much impressed by the speed and options. +1 for Ellislab making Eric a sweet deal. You don’t have an excuse anymore to not provide a backup solution.

Fabio Marchi 07.28.11

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EECMS has a ton of addons, but few addons like Backup Pro needs to be default in EVERY SITE with you build it. With smart features, save all your files and database in many custom ways.

Install, setup and sleep like a kid.
Tranquility is priceless.


Carlo 07.27.11

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This add-on is a must for any installation. You never know what can go wrong and with this addon you are covered. It’s as simple as can be, and gives you the options you need (ftp, amazon). Eric was kind enough to let me beta test and help out!

David S 06.22.11

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Very nice addon indeed. Makes, oh so important, backing-up-proceedure a lot easier.

With interesting stuff in the pipe for this addon and a highly responsive support I cant go with less than five stars.

Of Course Ellislab should make Eric a sweet deal and include this one in ExpressionEngine.

John D Wells 06.22.11

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Big thumbs up from me too – it’s single-click backup without any fuss. Eric has some great features coming in the pipeline too. Highly recommended.

John F Morton 06.19.11

John F Morton
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Backup Pro gets a big thumbs up from me. When I develop a WordPress site, there are a couple plugins I consistently use for backup purposes. EE has needed this for a while and Eric Lamb has come to the rescue. It works as advertised and he’s been very responsive to email requests. Nice work, Eric.