Each of these posts from BlogAid includes a YouTube video going over the topic.
UpdraftPlus – How to Backup and Restore Your Site with the Free Version
June 7, 2017 by MaAnna Stephenson
10:45: The free plug in does not backup you htaccess file nor your wp-config file, the speaker says, and you’ll need to download those by going to the Web Root (public_html/www) and if you have a robot.txt file you’ll need to download those too.
11:30: And if you have any third party verification files like for google or pinterest-download those too. Here’s how: Click on the first file, then holding down control click on the second file, and then holding down control, click on the third file. Once you’ve downloaded these files to your computer, you’ll want to upload them to the same site [cloud] site that you’re storing your wp files and database.
UpdraftPlus – Premium Backup Plugin Features and Setup
June 10, 2017 by MaAnna Stephenson
If you have the free version of UpdraftPlus already installed, delete it first before you install the premium version. Don’t worry, your settings will not be lost.
0:35: Then download the premium version .zip file from UpdraftPlus, upload to your site, and activate it. [You can get more info on how to do this from your consultant or from updraftplus.com].
0:45: Then go to settings and UpdraftPlus Backups.
1:10: Click the Premium/Extensions tab and then scroll down to see that.
3:40: The UpdraftPlus Premium plugin backs up more files than the free version. The premium version backs up the Plugins, Themes, Uploads, WordPress Core* (including any additions to your WordPress root directory**)
*Which WordPress Files Should You Backup? And the Right Way to do it Last updated on April 15th, 2016 from wpbeginner:
Core WordPress files are files that run your WordPress site. You would normally not make any changes in these files, so they remain the same on all WordPress sites.
The core WordPress files include all files in the root folder, wp-includes, and wp-admin folder.
You can always get fresh copes of these files from WordPress.org website. This is why you don’t always need to backup these files.
**Here is a link to a great article on what is in the root directory also from wpbeginner.
UpdraftPlus Migrator Plugin Review
July 19, 2017 by MaAnna Stephenson
UpdraftPlus Free vs Premium vs Migrator Plugin Features
June 19, 2017 by MaAnna Stephenson