SnapShooter is a cloud backup and recovery solution. Use SnapShooter to back up servers, volumes, databases, and applications from DigitalOcean and other cloud providers.
Use SnapShooter to automatically create compressed backups for your WordPress database and website directory and transfer them automatically to S3-based storage of your choice.
Next, choose a storage provider.
You can use SnapShooter as your storage provider with SnapShooter Simple Storage, which lets you store backup data without setting up your own storage. Alternatively, you can set up DigitalOcean Spaces Object Storage or other storage providers, like AWS S3.
Then, from the SnapShooter app, in the left menu under Backups, click Backup Jobs. On the Backup Jobs page, click the green Create New Job in the top right to go to the jobs creation page.
On the jobs creation page, click WordPress. A new section about the job appears at the bottom of the screen. Enter a name for the job, then click Continue.
On the Choose Server page, select the WordPress server. If you didn’t add it earlier, you can also connect it from this page.
Once you select a server, click Next.
On the Configure Backup page, in the Set Config Variables section, enter the WordPress root directory path. Optionally, in the Scripts section, you can add any pre- or post-backup scripts.
When you finish filling out the options, click the Test button to confirm that the configuration works. Then, in the Test Output section, underneath the successful output, click Save and Continue.
On the Connect Storage page, select the storage provider that you want to use to store the backups. You can also connect a new storage provider from this page.
Finally, on the Setup Schedule Primary page, choose the frequency of backups, then click Set Schedule and Finish.
On the detail page for your server, you can see the backup configuration and schedule. You can also click Backup Now to run a backup job manually.
We recommend manually running the first job to confirm that it works. Depending on the compression level and the size of the backup, it may take some time to complete. Every minute, SnapShooter checks the job’s progress and reports it on the Log section.
Once the job completes, check your storage provider for the backup files.