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automatic upgrade: DB backup planned? (4 posts)

  1. hquadrat
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Hi there,

    I would pretty much appreciate if automatic upgrade would do a database backup before it starts.
    At the moment it says 'user, please backup your DB' but it can not be too much coding-effort to write some lines of code to export the DB and save it into a file in wp-content.

    Cheers,

    Henning

  2. MichaelH
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    There was a backup plugin in core at one time but it was yanked. So I'd guess you won't see backup features in core in the near future.

    So, do yourself a favor and install one of the great backup plugins that will automatically send you the backup each night, then you'll always have a good backup.

    Also don't forget to backup your files.

    Review WordPress Backups.

    it can not be too much coding-effort to write some lines of code to export the DB and save it into a file in wp-content.

    This is actually more complicated than you can believe ;).

  3. hquadrat
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Hi Michael,

    at this point I have to ask a (from a user perspective) relatively obvious question: if the wordpress automatic upgrade plugin could create database-backups that were sufficient for me as a user, why could their part of the code not be reused in the official wordpress upgrade process? Or be rewritten if there are license problems?

    I assume there are extensively discussed software-architecture topics - and I don't want to get deeper into that. For me it's o.k. if a backup is not possible for the moment, I will have to use WP-DB-Backup for some time.

    Thanks for your thoughts,

    Henning

  4. MichaelH
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I believe that Matt Mullenweg felt that the backup software, at least at that time, presented security problems.

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