iThemes Announces Real-time Backup Service Stash Live

Stash Live BanneriThemes, 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.

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


10 responses to “iThemes Announces Real-time Backup Service Stash Live”

  1. Hi Jeff
    “Customers with an active subscription will receive access to the service for free.”

    Does that mean that the service will be available as a paid service for those who don’t use BackupBuddy?

    • Hi Keith,

      IThemes employee here. At the moment no and I don’t think we have plans for that in the future. The only way you can use stash live is if you have an active Backupbuddy license/subscription. Then depending on how you use stash live you may need to purchase more stash storage to hold all of your live “snapshots” from all of your sites that backup to stash.


  2. A 43 minute walk through???!?
    That’s quite a time commitment for plugin walkthrough…

  3. As the battle for lowest-dollar WordPress hosting rages on I think we’ll be seeing more and more services that that meet an important need (backups in this case) while doing the crunching offsite. If you’re on a cheap hosting plan without enough cpu or memory to export your own database (which i see daily) this looks like a pretty sweet solution.

    Props to iThemes for putting what looks like a serious amount of work into it.

    Josh – can you share what will be available for incremental restores? How often are backups created and at what increments can an admin roll the site back? Are you taking that route?

    • Hi Jason!

      There will be a setting to control how often you want live to make “snapshots” of your site. So that’s up to you! I can tell you the lowest that setting goes is once an hour. So you can rollback your site or pull single files from those hourly snapshots if that is what you need. I have been doing them daily on my sites. If you have any other questions please feel free to ask.


  4. Can’t believe BackupBuddy still doesn’t support multisite.

    Makes it a non-starter for many developers.

    • Stash live will support multisite. The only catch is that you cannot migrate multisite networks. You can restore them just fine with a backup but you cannot migrate it to another host/server without complications.

    • All files that are uploaded to our stash live servers are scanned for malware. It takes place off of your server/host to reduce resource usage. If you have any questions about this please feel free to ask!


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