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Backing up and using dashboard update button (4 posts)

  1. dragonsjaw
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    WP 2.8.2 (2 week old install-on root-still in development)

    I have backed up my database, wp-config.php, .htaccess, the wp-content folder (with all my theme changes).

    Isn't that enough to back up when using the dashboard update now button? And disabling any plugins first?

    Reading this
    http://codex.wordpress.org/Upgrading_WordPress_Extended#Step_2:_Back_up_ALL_your_WordPress_files

    says I need to back up ALL WORD PRESS FILES.
    That means a 4-5 hour download and upload process (each)!!

    Won't the update wp core files- update now button, just overwrite the ones on the server?

    Please advise.

    thank you
    ~bobbi

  2. kmessinger
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 5 years ago #

    A backup certainly should not take that long. Sign into your host and create a duplicate Wp directory.

    Many have done fine with no backup, many have done fine not messing with plugins but why take the chance. I left my plugins working and the auto upgrade went fine but I had a mirror image of the site standing by.

    I have backed up my database, wp-config.php, .htaccess, the wp-content folder (with all my theme changes).

    I would say you are ready to upgrade.

  3. Zulfikar Nore
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Don't forget to back up your database too, thats where all your posts an comments are kept. Even if its a new site in development, it gets you in the habbit of doing it whenever you need to upgrade.

  4. dragonsjaw
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Silly me, I never think about using CPanel for that sort of thing, I did as kmessinger suggested and made a mirror file of the ALL the WP files.
    And I have the other back ups off the server too.
    I will do this update in a day or so, as too fried now to deal with any issues if they arise.

    thanks for the response!

    ~bobbi

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