Difference between snapshots and backups?

Site: tbrtransformations.com

Can someone explain the difference between a snapshot and a backup using Snapshot Pro?
Can I use either to restore or migrate a site?
When I click on backup on the wp admin dashboard I get an aww shucks message with <empty response>. From the WPMU dev dashboard nothing at all happens when I click backup.
I Turned off all of the plugins and still could not backup using snapshots.
It also looks like the google drive destination I set up also failed to work. I did however get a success notice at the end of setting it up.
Any help you can give me would be helpful.
Thank you
Debbie N.

Thanks for your help.

  • Luís

    Hi debbien ,

    Hope you're doing well today!

    Can someone explain the difference between a snapshot and a backup using Snapshot Pro?

    Essentially, both are the same thing. We can call the backup as a snapshot, or vice versa.

    Can I use either to restore or migrate a site?

    Right, you can use it to restore or migrate your website. I think this article may interest you:

    https://premium.wpmudev.org/blog/easy-migration-snapshot/

    You can find the informations to restore a website in the plugin's usage page:

    https://premium.wpmudev.org/project/snapshot/#usage

    If you have any doubt, please, let me know!

    When I click on backup on the wp admin dashboard I get an aww shucks message with <empty response>. From the WPMU dev dashboard nothing at all happens when I click backup

    The common issue is related to a lack of memory or time to execute the backup/snapshot. So, firstly, we need to try increase the "memory_limit" and the "max_execution_time" PHP variables.

    I think this article may interest you, it have some different methods to do that:

    https://premium.wpmudev.org/blog/increase-memory-limit/

    If you have any doubt/difficulty in doing this, or if after that you still unable to create a backup/snapshot properly, can you send us the FTP details of your website, so we can make investigate it further?

    Please send it privately through our contact form:

    https://premium.wpmudev.org/contact/

    Select "I have a different question" for your topic - this and the subject line ensure that it gets assigned to me.

    Send in:

    Subject: "Attn: Luis Lopes"
    - WordPress admin username
    - WordPress admin password
    - Login url
    - FTP credentials (host/username/password)
    - Link back to this thread for reference
    - Any other relevant urls/information

    Cheers, Luís

  • Luís

    Hi debbien ,

    Hope you're doing well today!

    The name and the description / note you add it's just related to you (to your management in the admin panel).

    The name you added will be shown in the Snapshots list (Snapshot -> All Snapshots), but it will not interfere in the file name, it is automatically generated.

    To access to the notes you will need to click in "edit". It's just a simple note that can be used with reminders or instructions...

    Cheers, Luís

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