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What is the Best Backup option (5 posts)

  1. geroido
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Hi
    I'm looking for advice on the best backup method for my wordpress installation files and database. I already have WordPress Database Backup installed in all of my installations and this sends a copy of the database (in sql format) to my email account every day. This is fine but I need to backup all of the files also and have them automatically sent to my PC. It would be great if there was a method to backup all databases and all installation folders/files from my server with one plugin as this would prevent the need to install a database backup plugin in every wordpress install. I don't want to create backups on the server (some plugins do this) as this seems silly if the server crashs. I much prefer sending all backups to my PC. Any ideas??

  2. MichaelH
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    See if you like:
    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/backwpup/

    For all databases, all files, might need to create your own cron entry and script...example:
    http://www.ngcoders.com/php/php-automatic-file-and-database-backup-script

  3. geroido
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Thanks MichaelH
    I'll look into those suggestions and see which is best. It's a shame that it is so difficult to backup to a local pc but hopefully this will work

  4. geroido
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hi MichaelH
    It appears that the ngcoders option backsup to the server that wordpress is on. They all seem to do this which seems rediculous as we are trying to guard against a server crash or problem of some kind. it does have an option to email the backup but most wordpress installs are too large for an email attachment. I am a little confused about that, maybe I don't understand or am missing something but why would you want to backup files from your server onto your server? This seems to defeat the purpose.
    With regard to the ngcoder script, I can't find any instruction on how to modify the script for me nor do I know how to set up a cron job.

    I would like to give it a try though if I knew how to change the config file for my server and could set up the cron job. Have you seen any help for this??

  5. MichaelH
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

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