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[resolved] WordPress backup (7 posts)

  1. Darran
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Hi

    I would just like to know how this wordpress backup works. Does it work something like this:

    I backup my database to 20th may 2006, and whatever posts I made will be backed up? And should my database ever crashes, I can use this database to retrieve all my posts? And can this also be used for the migration to another web host?

    If so, how do I do it or maybe you can direct me to the link where I can find out more? Thanks for the help

  2. resiny
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    when you backup and save your database, you have a copy of all wordpress data on your blog up until that point.

    assuming you have it off site, you're ok even if your server crashes (though you'll lose things like theme files and such).

    If you need to restore, simply upload the database,and then upload the wordpress files and fill in the wp-config.php file with the database info and you'll have a running copy of wordpress with all your posts, comments, categories, and all that

  3. Michael Bishop

    Posted 7 years ago #

  4. Darran
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Okay, so this backup plugin will work on a new webhost.

    However I would like to know where can I upload the database? Is it in my WP-admin or is it in Web Host CPanel?

    Thanks in advance

  5. talgalili
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

  6. Darran
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    After reading the links, I have just 1 final enquiry

    So if I ever change my webhost, I will need to install WordPress again, and then import my backup file, and everything will just fall into place?

  7. Mark (podz)
    Support Maven
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Yes.. sort of :)

    If I move people (or myself):
    - download the complete site.
    - download the database backup

    - upload the complete site
    - restore the backup database
    - CHANGE the details in wp-config.php

    That's it.
    No need to install again.

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