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Why is Backup not integrated into WordPress? (3 posts)

  1. djaef
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I have spent a while looking at backup solutions, and I am just confused.

    There seems to be 12 pages or so of plugins when you search for backup, and they all seem to do different things.

    What I don't understand is why it has to be that difficult. Shouldn't a thorough and complete backup of the database and the website files be an INTEGRATED function in WordPress? It's one of the most obvious and critical aspects of having a site - having a solid backup.

    If anyone can help me with a simple free solution for backup, I would be extremely grateful.

  2. Jackson
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Different strokes for different folks, one backup solution does not fit everyone.

    I don't know of a free solution, but using an Amazon S3 account with Automatic WordPress Backup is pennies a day:

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/automatic-wordpress-backup/

  3. Big Bagel
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Like Jackson said, one backup solution can't meet everyone's desired functionality and won't work with every server setup; you have to do whatever fits your situation. These pages have plenty of suggestions:

    http://codex.wordpress.org/WordPress_Backups
    http://codex.wordpress.org/Backing_Up_Your_Database
    http://codex.wordpress.org/Backing_Up_Your_WordPress_Files

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