VaultPress vs Backup Buddy Comparison

Comparing VaultPress vs Backup BuddyWhich backup plugin is the better alternative for my blog? With more and more competing premium WordPress plugins it gets harder and harder to answer that question. This article takes a look at two popular backup plugins: It compares VaultPress with Backup Buddy in order to help you with your decision in choosing one.

There are several other alternatives to VaultPress and Backup Buddy on the market which I have compared in separate articles. Go to my main WordPress Backup Plugins comparison to start your search.

Please note that this comparison only looks at the features on paper as reported by either plugin’s developers. It does not and can not tell you if or how well a certain feature will work for you. Because such a verdict would depend on too many variables, including your server setup and personal preference, I have decided to stick to the hard facts for this feature comparison between VaultPress and Backup Buddy.

VaultPress And Backup Buddy Feature Comparison

In my comparison I track 21 different features for all the WordPress backup plugins. In VaultPress you can find 9 out of 21 of those features. Backup Buddy on the other hand offers 15 out of the 21 features in total.

VaultPress Backup Buddy
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User Rating

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Backup Features
Full Site Backups
Database Backups
Storage Space for Backups
Save to Dropbox
Save to Amazon S3
Save to Google Drive
Save to FTP
Save to Rackspace
Send Email Notifications
Differential Backup (Changes only)
Scheduled / Automatic Backups
Realtime Backups
VaultPress Backup Buddy
Restore Features
Easy Restore
Migrate Site
Test Restore
History of Changes
Individual File Restore
VaultPress Backup Buddy
Security Features
Security or Malware Scan
VaultPress Backup Buddy
Other Features
Database Repair and Optimization
Database Text Replace
Multisite Support

Even if many of the features compared above overlap between the two competing products there is one very important difference: VaultPress as well as Backup Buddy both provide a unique interface from which you will create secure backup files of your entire WordPress blog. Since it is hard to rate the quality of such an interface objectively I recommend that you try both products yourself before deciding for one.

VaultPress vs Backup Buddy Price Comparison

WPscoop indexes the exact prixing plans of all compared plugins. Please refer to the table below for a quick overview of the prices of VaultPress and Backup Buddy.

To find the cheaper backup plugin for your individual needs please go to my main comparison article. There you can search for the features you need and then see the exact price you would need to pay for VaultPress or Backup Buddy (as well as other alternatives).

Price VaultPress Backup Buddy
Minimum (1 Site) 60.00 USD 80.00 USD
Maximum (1 Site) 348.00 USD 80.00 USD
Minimum (10 Sites) 600.00 USD 100.00 USD
Maximum (10 Sites) 3480.00 USD 100.00 USD

Explanations: The minimum price compared above is the lowest price a product is available for, e.g. the version with the least features. The maximum price listed is for a version of the product that includes all features. For plugins that charge per addon it factors in the cost of all available addons. For some products the price increases if you want to use it on more than 1 WordPress site – the listed price for 10 sites shows if that is the case.

Disclaimer: While we update this comparison regularly we can not guarantee the prices displayed above are still correct and take no responsibility if they changed.

Product Videos

You can have a look at the Youtube videos below to see VaultPress and Backup Buddy in action. That will give you a better idea of how the interface looks and which of the two backup plugins is easier to use.

VaultPress Video

Backup Buddy Video

More Information

Visit the developers website to learn more about each of the WordPress backup plugins and order or download the software.

Most WordPress plugins have an option to test their service for free, either thrhough a basic free version, a trial period or online demo. Check if such an offer exists for VaultPress and Backup Buddy and if so: Make use of it! By doing so you can compare both plugins directly and find out which one is the better alternative in you situation.

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Other Alternative Backup Plugins

But wait, there is more! Besides VaultPress and Backup Buddy I have compared several other backup plugins on WPscoop. I recommend you start your search for VaultPress alternatives or Backup Buddy alternatives in the main comparison article. There you can filter all different products and search for the features you need.

VaultPress vs. other WordPress backup plugins

Backup Buddy vs. other WP backup plugins

Did you spot a mistake in here? Is some feature in my comparison out of date? Please leave a comment below so I can update the article!

Which one is the better WP backup plugin: VaultPress or Backup Buddy? Please share your opinion or experience in the comments!

Last update on: 12.3.2015

About Thomas Höfter

I am a WordPress plugin developer from Germany. Some might know me from my WP Robot plugin or one of my free plugins but most don't know me at all. To change that you can write me a message or find me on Google+.


  1. Hi Thomas,
    My website in WP isn’t live yet; however, in doing some research on back-up choices I found your article. Very well done–I appreciate the list of comparisons and your inclusion of the video clips for both Vault Press and Backup Buddy. On that note, I’d like to alert you to a discrepancy in your comparison list compared to the Backup Buddy video. According to the narrator of Backup Buddy, the app has *malware scanning*–however, in your comparison chart above, you note that it doesn’t. Thought you should know so you can update your chart.

    1. Hi Edna, thanks for the heads up! I will look into that and update the Backup Buddy listing accordingly.

  2. Thank you for this detailed comparison! Sometimes it is so difficult to make a decision when trying to read a million reviews but it was great to see the features compared first. I am no longer on the fence. Thanks again!

    1. Glad you found the comparison useful! Be sure to post a review of the plugin you chose to tell others how it performed.

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