Simple backup utility to create archive of whole WordPress installation plus database.
This is my first plugin. Pretty simple really. I needed something that would allow one of my clients to create an archive of their whole WP site and database, then download it so it didn't take up a bunch of space on my server.
A few things to keep in mind. I wrote this for my server. Your mileage may vary. I'm running a LAMP server with all latest stable releases (PHP 5.3+, MySQL 5+, Apache 2+) and gzip installed. That may or may not be important. I'm no server guy. All I know for certain is it works with that configuration. I suspect that it will run on most any LAMP setup, but I can't guarantee it.
One nice thing… The file that is created is named with the site title, date and time of creation and the WP version it's running. If there's a server crash, or your web guy dies, you know exactly what you have to do to get back up and running quickly.