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Installing XCloner on your website

 XCloner has been a 'top 10' backup plugin for many years. One of the reasons for this popularity is the large feature set included with XCloner, including a number of offsite and cloud-storage options.   

To use XCloner as a backup tool in Watchful:

  1. In your WordPress website backend, select Plugins > Add new from the sidebar.
  2. In the search bar enter XCloner.
  3. Install and activate the XCloner which should be the first in the list. 

    xcloner install activate

  4. If you plan to store your backups at a remote destination like Google Drive or Amazon S3 — which we strongly recommend — add your remote credentials by visiting the relevant section of Site Backups > Remote Storage. Be sure the remote destination is enabled using the switch at the top-right as shown below:

    xcloner remote storage config
  5. From the sidebar in the WordPress backend select Site Backups > Generate Backups. Follow the on-screen prompts to create a backup.
  6. Once a successful backup is produced from the WordPress backend, you are ready to perform schedule XCloner backups with Watchful

xcloner manage backups