VaultPress Now Supports WordPress Multisite

VaultPress has announced that the latest edition of the plugin now supports WordPress Multisite. This has been a killer feature that owners of large multisite installs have been waiting for. VaultPress will automatically backup each site that is installed within the network. However, it must be noted that only the Network’s main site will have their users table, plugins, and themes backed up. For non-main sites, VaultPress will not backup users, plugins, or themes.

The money maker for VaultPress lies within the fact that each site within the network will require it’s own subscription as if they were individual sites. There is not a plan that specifically covers multisite installations. Unless the sites within your network are making you some decent cash, this could potentially wipe you out from month to month and you’ll need to decide as a site administrator how much that peace of mind is going to cost you. On the flip side, the way they have structured their plans allows you to only backup the most valuable sites within your network providing you with more flexibility.

With regards to plan pricing, Pete Davies responded to a comment by Donnacha regarding a sliding pricing scale. It looks like it’s an opportunity that could be tapped into in the future.

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  1. However, it must be noted that only the Network’s main site will have their users table, plugins, and themes backed up. For non-main sites, VaultPress will not backup users, plugins, or themes.

    So it backs up everything (since users, plugins and themes are shared across all sites)?

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  2. @Coen Jacobs – I don’t use WordPress Multi-site so I have no idea what the difference is between a Network Main Site and some other non-main site.

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  3. @Coen Jacobs – that was my point when I wrote about it at wpmututorials.

    In multisite, there’s only one set of files (except for user uploads) so if you;re loking at vaultpress for the security aspect, just get it on the main site and do regualr backups for the rest.

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  4. I’ve been trying to get my head around how this works, and I think I’ve got it now. Here’s my best guess on what’s going on …

    Plugins and themes are backed up just as as they normally would. However the plugins and themes activated for each site are NOT backed up, as are the posts, comments etc. So basically what you need is a single VaultPress subscription for the main network site (as Andrea suggested) and then use a standard backup system (I think BackupBuddy can do this now) to handle backing up the databases and uploads folders for each individual site.

    VaultPress will presumably need to do a full security scan through the entire install, so having a subscription for each individual site in a network isn’t really necessary since you get the primary benefit of VaultPress (security scanning) automatically with that single subscription.

    Now that I’ve typed this out, I think it’s the same thing Andrea was getting at over on WPMuTutorials.com … http://wpmututorials.com/news/vaultpress-now-for-multisite/\

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