In 2010, when we first launched BackupBuddy, it was a game changer for WordPress, for you, and for us, primarily because nothing like it truly existed. BackupBuddy was the first plugin to give you an all-in-one solution to backup, restore and move WordPress sites with a few clicks.

Since then, we continued to develop and push new features CEO to BackupBuddy, helping make your life easier, while protecting your vital sites and content.

Now … I’m excited to say, after months and months of hard work by our team, BackupBuddy will make yet another game changing splash as we release Stash Live in BackupBuddy 7.0, which all current customers with an active subscription will get.

iThemes, a WordPress company that’s celebrating eight years in business this month, is announcing a new add-on called Stash Live which will be part of BackupBuddy 7.0. Similar to VaultPress, Stash Live is a service that will enable users to perform real-time backups.

Both the database and files will be streamed to the service where you can create a snapshot. The snapshot includes, a site’s database, files, plugins, and themes. Users will be able to download the .ZIP file or keep it on Stash Live and use it as an off-site backup storage location.

In addition to performing real-time backups, Stash Live offloads the processing power used to create them making it friendly to shared webhosting environments. BackupBuddy 7.0 is currently in the beta testing phase that iThemes plans to release soon. Customers with an active subscription will receive access to the service for free.

What is Stash Live?

Stash Live is a new real-time backup feature that will be included in BackupBuddy 7.0.

Essentially, Stash Live is a new way to make automated daily backups in BackupBuddy that takes a big load off your own server. We’ve just optimized BackupBuddy to work in many of the worst hosting environments.

The new Stash Live feature makes a real-time backup of your site, streaming your database and files over to our new Live online service where you can make a Snapshot (a BackupBuddy zip file) of GlotPress your full site, your database, your plugins and your themes.

Then you can download the zip files locally, or send your files to BackupBuddy Stash for long-term, off-site storage.

When Is It Coming?

Soon. We’re currently deep into testing this version as we do every iThemes release. We’ll be sending more updates very soon.

For an inside look at what’s coming in BackupBuddy 7.0, including a preview of Stash Live, check out this 43 minute walkthrough.

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