The Amazon S3 Extension adds to the functionality of the All-in-One WP Migration Plugin by connecting it to your Amazon S3 account. This allows you to directly import and export your website/network of sites between your Amazon S3 cloud space and your website.
Because the tool is a plugin extension, you must first install All-in-One WP Migration.
Once you successfully install and activate the extension, the Amazon S3 settings appear in the All-in-One WP Migration plugin’s dropdown:
For more details about installing the tool, you can visit: https://help.servmask.com/knowledgebase/install-instructions-for-amazon-s3-extension/
This tutorial contains details of:
- Available Amazon S3 Extension settings
- Export using Amazon S3 Extension
- Import using Amazon S3 Extension
1. Amazon S3 Extension Settings
After installing and successfully activating the extension, the Amazon S3 settings page appears in the All-in-One WP Migration plugin’s list of pages:
Clicking on it will take you to the settings page. To enable the extension to connect to your Amazon S3 account, enter your Amazon S3 login credentials. You will be unable to use the extension unless you connect to your account from this page.
Once you have logged in with your information, you will see the available settings you can manage on the Settings page.
You can specify a time range for your website’s periodic automated backups by selecting one of the options: “Every hour,” “Every day,” “Every week,” or “Every month.” Backup completion notifications can be sent to an e-mail address specified in the “Notification Settings” box on the Settings page.
You can specify the destination bucketing your cloud for exports and imports, as well as the Storage class. By default, the extension creates a folder in your Amazon S3 account called “[your-wordpress-site-name]-wordpress.” You can also configure your preferred backup destination folder in your Amazon S3 account.
Another option is to specify the number of most recent backups to be kept on your Amazon S3 cloud storage. In addition, you can specify the total size of backups stored in Amazon S3, which is a very useful option if you only have a limited amount of storage space.
After you have chosen your options, click the “Update” button to save them.
The transfer setting allows you to increase your upload and download speeds on both Import to and Export from when migrating sites to your preferred WordPress sites by switching from slow to fast internet.
2. Export Using Amazon S3 Extension
The Amazon S3 extension export process is started by selecting the Export option in the All-in-One WP Migration plugin menu:
Before you begin the export, on the Export page, there are some additional backup settings you can use:
You can have text from your current site replaced in your backup by using the Find and Replace fields. Please keep in mind that this change may affect your site user access details, so be cautious of what you replace.
You can exclude items from your backup, such as spam comments, themes, inactive plugins, cache, and so on.
You can also protect your backup with a password for more security. Be sure to store your password securely so you don’t permanently lock out your backup.
Once you’ve chosen Export from the above options, you can select Amazon S3 as the archive format from the dropdown menu:
You will see the following window when you select one of the options, in this case Amazon S3:
Once you successfully create and upload the export to your cloud, you should see the following message:
The extension creates a bucket called “[your-wordpress-site-name]-wordpress” in your Amazon S3 account. All of your archives created with the All-in-One WP Migration plugin are saved in that bucket. Depending on the name of your site, the bucket might look like this:
3. Import Using Amazon S3 Extension
The import procedure begins with the Import option in the All-in-One WP Migration plugin’s menu:
Selecting this option opens an Import window where you can choose where to import a backup:
With Amazon S3, the extension shows a list of your connected cloud files and folders. From there, select the backup to import and press the Import button. This will initiate the import procedure:
The Import process includes an extra step that warns you that the new backup will overwrite your website’s database, media, plugins, and themes. This is the final step in which you can cancel the process. After clicking “Proceed,” you will be unable to halt the import process.
When finished, a successful import will show the following message: