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Do you want to create a Wasabi backup for your WordPress site?
If you’re looking for a secure and affordable place to store your site backups, Wasabi offers a solution. Unlike other cloud storage solutions, Wasabi eliminates complex pricing tiers and hidden fees. This makes it a cost-effective choice for businesses and individuals alike.
In this tutorial, we’ll show you how to back up your WordPress site to Wasabi!
Wasabi is a cloud object storage service that aims to be faster, simpler, and 80% cheaper than competitors like Amazon S3. Rather than using complicated storage tiers, Wasabi’s Hot Cloud Storage treats all data equally, making it extremely accessible.
Since it uses object storage, Wasabi will store data as objects inside a bucket. You can build up to 1,000 buckets and use them to store data like website backups, large media files, video surveillance, and much more.
As a website owner, it’s important to regularly back up your WordPress site. You could save a copy of your data on your local server, but cloud storage services often offer more security.
There are many cloud storage backup services out there. But, Wasabi offers several compelling advantages.
Here’s why you might want to use Wasabi to back up your WordPress site:
Wasabi offers secure, durable, and cost-effective backup storage. Its cost-effective model allows you to manage your budget effectively while benefiting from a secure backup solution.
If you’re new to cloud backups, they might seem like a daunting task. However, you can easily connect your website to Wasabi and start saving backups to the cloud! Let’s dive in.
You could manually back up your WordPress site and upload these backup files to Wasabi. However, this can take time and requires a good amount of technical expertise.
A much easier solution is to install a WordPress backup plugin like Duplicator Pro. This tool supports 14 different storage options, giving you a lot of flexibility when it comes to off-site backups.
When you create a backup with Duplicator, you can send it to cloud storage services like:
To start using Wasabi Hot Storage, you’ll need a premium subscription of Duplicator. Although there is a free version of the plugin, upgrading unlocks helpful features like cloud storage, automatic backups, and one-click restores.
After your purchase, download Duplicator Pro and copy your license key. Then, go to your WordPress dashboard and install and activate the plugin.
Lastly, head over to Duplicator Pro » Settings » Licensing. Here, paste your license key and activate it:
This will finish setting up your new backup and migration plugin! Continue to the next step to start creating a Wasabi backup.
Next, you’ll need to create a new Wasabi account. You can start a free trial for 30 days, and afterward, you’ll be charged $6.99 per TB every month.
To join Wasabi, enter your name, email, country, and estimated data storage amount:
Wasabi will then send you an email link to finish setting up your account. Use it to create a password and sign in:
Then, you’ll see your new Wasabi console. Here, click on Buckets » Create Bucket:
Name your new bucket. This should feature your domain and start with a lowercase letter or number:
After this, select the nearest data center region to you. Hit Create Bucket.
Note: Make sure you save your bucket name and region. You’ll need this information to connect your Wasabi account to Duplicator.
Go back to your Wasabi console and open the Access Keys tab. Next, create a new access key:
In the pop-up window, select Root User. Then, click Create:
This will generate the access key and secret key for your Wasabi bucket:
You should copy these keys and save them in a secure location. Alternatively, download them as a CSV file. Either way, make sure you can easily access them for the next step.
Now that you’ve set up Duplicator and Wasabi, it’s time to connect them! This way, you can instantly save new backups to the cloud.
To do this, you’ll need to go to Duplicator Pro » Storage » Add New:
Name the new storage location. Then, choose Wasabi as the Type:
Under Authorization, paste your access key and secret key. You’ll also need to fill out your bucket name and region:
Note: Duplicator will automatically fill in the endpoint URL after you specify your region.
If you want to optimize your cloud storage space, consider customizing the Max Packages field. Duplicator will delete old packages once you reach your set limit:
As a final step, hit Test Storage at the bottom of the page. Duplicator will create a small file on Wasabi and delete it, ensuring the integration works correctly.
At this point, you’re free to start backing up your website to Wasabi. All you’ll need to do is create a new package:
Name the backup. For the storage location, select Wasabi:
Then, you can customize what data is included in the backup. For a full backup, be sure to select All components. However, you could choose to only back up data like your media library, database, or other files:
After you hit Next, Duplicator will scan your site. Be sure to review any notices before building the backup:
Now, you’ll see that Duplicator backs up your site and automatically transfers the backup files to Wasabi. No need to download your backup and upload them to the cloud yourself!
To eliminate one of your WordPress maintenance tasks, consider setting up automatic backups. This ensures that your website is backed up on a schedule, allowing you to sit back, relax, and devote attention to other important projects.
Fortunately, Duplicator Pro supports automatic backups! You can schedule a specific time you want backups created and sent to your preferred cloud storage service.
First, go to Duplicator Pro » Schedules » Add New:
Give the schedule a descriptive name. If you want to back up your entire site, choose the Default package template. However, you could create a new template for custom backups.
Just like with a backup, select Wasabi as the storage type.
Then, you can choose how frequently you want your site backed up. Duplicator supports monthly, weekly, hourly, and daily backups.
You can also select a specific Start Time. Once you’re finished, enable and save the schedule.
The whole point of backing up your WordPress site is to restore it after potential cyber-attacks and other critical errors. Instead of troubleshooting the error or cleaning up your site, you can simply restore a backup that was taken before the problem happened.
Once you set up automatic backups, your backup files will automatically be sent over to Wasabi. If you need to restore them, sign into your control panel and open the bucket where your backups are saved.
Find your most recent backup. There should be two files: the archive and the installer.
Select one of these files and click Download as:
Download the file in the pop-up. Repeat the process with the other backup file:
If you can still access your WordPress dashboard, go to Duplicator Pro » Import. Drag and drop the archive file here:
You’ll see an overview of the backup. Hit Continue:
On the next page, click Launch Installer. Duplicator will give you step-by-step instructions on restoring your backup:
When an error locks you out of the dashboard, don’t worry. You can simply use an FTP client to open your site files. Then, upload both of your backup files to your root directory:
Go back to Wasabi, click on the installer file, and copy its URL path:
Open a new browser window and paste this URL path. This will automatically launch the Duplicator recovery wizard.
Once you finish these steps, your site’s functionality will be restored!
Yes, Wasabi is a cloud storage service. Unlike other companies like AWS, Wasabi aims to have cost-effective, durable, and readily available cloud storage. Since it doesn’t have complex tiers or egress and API request fees, Wasabi is often a low-cost solution for cloud backups.
Wasabi was built to be 100% compatible with AWS S3. This means that you can seamlessly integrate Wasabi with any S3-compatible WordPress backup plugin. Since a plugin like Duplicator supports S3 cloud storage, you can use it to back up your site to Wasabi, Amazon S3, Google Cloud, Dream Objects, Vultr, Digital Ocean Spaces, and Cloudflare R2.
The fastest backup strategy for WordPress is to use a backup plugin. Duplicator Pro allows you to quickly create backups and instantly send them to your preferred cloud service. To make this even faster, you can set up automatic backups.
Wasabi costs $6.99 per TB every month. The benefit of using Wasabi is that it doesn’t charge for egress or API requests. It’s also a pay-as-you-go service, so you can only pay for the storage that your website needs.
We hope this guide helped you create a Wasabi backup for WordPress!
While you’re here, you may also enjoy these other helpful WordPress tutorials:
Do you want to quickly and easily save your WordPress backups to the cloud? Download Duplicator today to access up to 14 storage locations!