I have a WordPress site that uses the Events Manager plugin. The entire site is pretty much centered around that plugin. Events posted using that plugin comprise the majority of the content, and they are archived after they come to pass. It's very important that I maintain this archive of past events.
Anyways, I am looking to upgrade WordPress, and of course I want to back everything up first as recommended in the upgrade instructions. It seems like the WP-DB-Backup is a quick and easy way to do it (and it's even recommended in those "official" instructions). However, I also read this in the FAQ for the WP-DB-Backup plugin...
Why are only the core database files backed up by default?
Because it's a fairly safe bet that the core WordPress files will be successfully backed up. Plugins vary wildly in the amount of data that they store. For instance, it's not uncommon for some statistics plugins to have tens of megabytes worth of visitor statistics. These are not exactly essential items to restore after a catastrophic failure. Most poeple can reasonably live without this data in their backups.
So if I'm understanding this correctly, this plugin WILL NOT back up my events, right? Or does it?
If it doesn't, can anyone recommend a plugin which would, or are there none (i.e. I should do it manually through phpmyadmin or whatever each time I want to upgrade WP)?
Thanks in advance!