WordPress Brisbane - All About Backup Buddy

Happy 2013!

I trust you all had a great time off over the Christmas break :)

Next month (Thursday Feb 7th) will be our first meetup for 2013, and for this meetup we are lucky to have Sofia Woods from Shortie Designs talk about getting the most out of the WordPress plugin Backup Buddy:


If you have every tried to backup, recover or migrate a WordPress website only to waste your time or pull your hair out in frustration when things don't go quite right, you won't want to miss this talk!

Sofia Woods is the Creative Director of Shortie Designs and teaches HTML & CSS as part of QUT Creative Industries Interactive & Visual Design Faculty.  At Shortie Designs she works with small businesses, creatives and non-profits designing WordPress web sites, social media strategies and providing digital training and consultation. Addicted to plugins, apps and Instagram, Sofia loves helping people make sense of the web and getting them to better utilise online technology to suit their needs.


Look forward to seeing you all there!

Lachlan MacPherson

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  • Sofia Woods

    Further to my presentation earlier this month - iThemes have just posted several very helpful free video tutorials about how to set up and use Backup Buddy - check it out


    February 27, 2013

  • Sofia Woods

    Hi Everyone - as promised - you can view the slides and a video tutorial about how to use the plugin here. I hope it's helpful.


    February 14, 2013

  • Sofia Woods

    Thanks to all those who made it along, you all presented really useful questions too. As promised I will post a screen cast of how to use Backup Buddy in the next day or so - along with the slides. See you all next time.

    1 · February 11, 2013

  • Arlene Palmquist

    Thanks - it was well worth the 90-min drive. I'm much more confident to start using BB now.

    1 · February 8, 2013

  • Gal Baras

    Great topic, good presentation, great participation, free drinks and pizza

    February 8, 2013

  • Lisa Yallamas

    Great demonstration. Thanks Sofia.

    1 · February 8, 2013

  • Adam Reece

    A really good, comprehensive, step-by-step overview of a great tool. Thanks Sofia!

    2 · February 7, 2013

  • Meryl McCay

    Great presentation, thanks Sofia. Very informative and practical.

    1 · February 7, 2013

  • Bronson Quick

    Thanks to Sofia for the talk! I'm sure lots of our group will be using BackupBuddy now :)

    February 7, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Going to have to bail sorry, bit to far to go for a couple of hours from Mooloolaba. If anyone is doing anything up this way let me know!

    February 7, 2013

  • Ghryswald

    I'm trying to post "I found plenty of parking on the street" but this godawfully designed app keeps hitting reply on me. Copy-paste for the win.

    1 · February 7, 2013

  • Arlene Palmquist

    Dumb question, but I don't know the area and I expect it will be very busy that time of night. Where can we park?

    February 6, 2013

  • Heather Smith

    Hello Sofia,

    I have started receiving the email message:

    An error occurred with BackupBuddy v3.1.8.1 on Fri, 01 Feb 13 23:33:36 +0000 for the site http://heathersmithsmallbusines...­. Error details:

    One or more backup steps reported a failure. Backup failure running function `send_remote_destination` with the arguments `0` with backup serial `b4ivkh3v6g`. Please run a manual backup of the same type to verify backups are working properly.

    It started about 6 weeks ago - any idea how to resolve it?

    Heather (from the writers group meet-up you occasionally attend!)

    February 6, 2013

    • Sofia Woods

      Hi Heather - you could try one of the following things: 1. Check you haven't run out of storage space on your server 2. Check that your backup destination is properly set failing that we might be able to problem solve tomorrow if we have time or you can log a support ticket with Ithemes.

      February 6, 2013

  • Adam Reece

    Hi there,

    I'd love to join! I'm a new start communications consultancy and looking to expand my WordPress capabilities. Looking forward to meeting you all.


    February 5, 2013

  • Noel Kelly

    Alway in Melbourne for 10 day, Weren't last years session on the 2nd Thurdays? That would be better for me, please.

    February 4, 2013

  • Fil Cristaldi

    Dammit I can't make this one!

    January 14, 2013

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