The latest release now allows you to create “backup profiles”. These profiles allow you to determine what files/folders are backed up and which ones will be excluded. This makes Zipit much more flexible for those with larger sites. You can use the profiles to simply exclude your cache or logs. You can also setup a profile to exclude all files by certain extensions such as .zip, .iso, etc.
Another way this can be used is to segment your backups. So if your entire site is over 4gb you can setup profiles for specific “pieces” of your site.
The new “backup profile” feature will work for on-demand and scheduled backups and is backwards compatible with previous versions of Zipit (since v3.0). The default backup is a full backup (lib, logs, web). So if you have previously setup any scheduled backups with a previous version of ZIpit you will need to update them if you want to leverage the “backup profile” options.
I just wanted to let everyone know that the latest version of the Zipit Backup Utilty is available.
I have completely rewritten it and it includes a ton of new features and improvements.
1. Faster and more reliable for sites/databases up to 4gbs after compression.
2. New design with jquery/ajax implementation.
3. Allows for adding multiple database connections for easy on demand and scheduled backups
4. Scheduled backups can now be set for Weekly Rotation!
5. Auto detection of WordPress, Joomla, and Drupal make it easy to add your database connections
6. New Troubleshooting tab to give answers to the most common issues
7. New built in updater allows for users to quickly update to the latest version as soon as it is released
You can read more and follow the discussion on the Community Forums page.
I am also always looking for feedback and bug reports so that I can improve Zipit. So please comment on the forums or on the Knowledge Center page and I will do my very best to get an answer to you and/or fix any issues that are found.