If I don’t want to install a WordPress plugin, backing up my site to Amazon S3 or Google Drive involves a ton of gnarly bash scripting.

Proposed Algorithm


  • Support backing up the database tables and uploads directory for a single site on a multisite network.
  • For brochure sites and other WordPress installs that aren’t updated often, use a manifest to determine whether a backup actually needs to be performed.
  • One-step restore procedure, from a backup file generated by this command.