What placeholders can I use in archive names and what do they mean?

At some settings in BackWPup you need to choose a file name. For example, you can create a name for the archive of a job, which can consist characters and placeholders. Here is a list of available placeholders and their meaning:

  • %d = Day of month, two digits with leading zero
  • %j = Day of month, without leading zero
  • %m = Month number, with leading zero
  • %n = Month number, without leading zero
  • %Y = year, four digits
  • %y = year, two digits
  • %a = lowercase ante meridiem (am) and post meridiem (pm)
  • %A = uppercase ante meridiem (AM) and post meridiem (PM)
  • %B = Swatch Internet Time
  • %g = Hour in 12 hour format, without leading zero
  • %G = Hour in 24 hour format, without leading zero
  • %h = Hour in 12 hour format, with leading zero
  • %H = Hour in 24 hour format, with leading zero
  • %i = Minute, two digits, with leading zero
  • %s = Second, two digits, with leading zero

The placeholders allow you to create individual file names for the backup files.

Example:  backwpup_611506_%Y-%m-%d_%H-%i-%s creates, if the job runs on 17th June of 2016 at 13:11:10, the archive with the name backwpup_611506_2016-06-17_13-11-10.zip.