DBC Backup 2 is a safe & simple way to schedule regular WordPress database backups using the wp-cron batch jobs.
DBC Backup 2 can give you the confidence that your WordPress database is backed-up and securely stored on your server.
You select when and where your backup will be generated. The backup file is saved to directory on your web server which for many people is free storage and more reliable then saving to your home computer.
The plugin will try to auto create the export directory
During backup, a log will be generated which includes, the generation date, file, filesize, status and the duration of the generation.
The backup files are identical to what phpmyadmin would produce because DBC Backup is using the key procedures of phpmyadmin.
DBC Backup was built to be fast, flexible and as simple as possible.
I've used this plugin for several years and was disappointed that the author Chris T aka Tefra no longer maintained it so I have forked it. I tried to contact the author but without any luck.