How to Back Up WordPress to Vultr Object Storage with UpdraftPlus

Updated on November 3, 2022
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UpdraftPlus, a popular backup system for WordPress, supports S3-Compatible remote storage. This guide explains how to configure UpdraftPlus for Vultr Object Storage.

1. Create Object Storage

If you don't have a Vultr Object Storage subscription, you'll need to create one.

  1. Select the Objects menu at the top of the Vultr customer portal.
  2. Navigate to the object storage subscription listing.
  3. Use the Add Object Storage form to create a new Object Storage subscription. You can choose a different location from your web server if you prefer.
  4. Select your subscription from the subscription listing.
  5. Click the Buckets tab.
  6. Click the Create Bucket button to add a new bucket.

For this guide, we created a bucket named updraftplus-example.

2. Install UpdraftPlus

If you don't have a WordPress site, deploy a new Vultr One-Click WordPress app, then install UpdraftPlus:

  1. On the left menu, click Plugins > Add New.
  2. Search for UpdraftPlus.
  3. Install UpdraftPlus WordPress Backup Plugin.
  4. Click Activate.

3. Configure Object Storage

  1. On the left menu, click Settings > UpdraftPlus Backups.

  2. Click the Settings tab.

  3. In the Choose your remote storage section, click S3-Compatible (Generic).

  4. In another browser window, look up your Object Storage credentials:

    Screenshot of Vultr Object Storage page

  5. Enter the information as shown in the UpdraftPlus S3 Configuration:

    Screenshot of UpdraftPlus S3 Settings page

    • Vultr: Access Key -> UpdraftPlus: S3 access key
    • Vultr: Secret Key -> UpdraftPlus: S3 secret key
    • Vultr: Hostname -> UpdraftPlus: S3 end-point
    • Enter the Vultr Bucket Name from the bucket name tab in UpdraftPlus S3 Location
  6. Click the Test S3 Settings button.

    Screenshot of success message.

4. Configure Backups

Now that your storage location is configured, set up your backup schedule. For more details, see the UpdraftPlus instructions to back up WordPress and the UpdraftPlus FAQ.